|Researched by||Marie Skewes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Linnaeus) Lyngbye, 1819|
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Brownish-red to deep purple in colour, darkening with age, with a glossy surface. Frond 2-6 cm across, regularly alternately notched with sharply pointed apices, and thickened in centre forming a midrib in older parts of the plant. Fronds attached to the substratum by a solid discoid holdfast 5-13 mm in diameter, composed of fused radiating, root like, rhizomes.
Fronds are perennial but plants on mobile substrata do not survive the winter.
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