|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Keith Hiscock - Palmaria palmata fronds on lower eulittoral rock. Image width ca 15 cm.
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Palmaria palmata is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Jacqueline Hill||Refereed by:||Dr Thomas Wiedemann|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||Generally distributed throughout Britain and Ireland, but apparently absent from significant stretches of coast in eastern England.|
|Habitat information||Epilithic and epiphytic, especially on Laminaria hyperborea stipes. Littoral and sublittoral to a depth of 20 m in both sheltered and moderately exposed areas.|
|Description||A foliose red algae with a tough flat frond usually between 20 and 50 cm in length, but sometimes up to 1m. The algae grows directly from a small discoid holdfast gradually widening and subdividing. The stipe is inconspicuous, rarely to 5 mm long. Older parts may have small 'leaflets' along the margin especially where damaged. Dark red, with purple tints under water.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Jacqueline Hill 2008. Palmaria palmata. Dulse. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 22/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=4028>