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Phylum: Rhodophyta   Family: Bonnemaisoniaceae

Bonnemaisonia hamifera  Hariot, 1891

Bonnemaison's Hook Weed

A multi-branched alga which develops hook-like growths used to attach to rocks and other seaweeds as an epiphyte. The tetrasporophyte was originally thought of as a separate species and given the name Trailliella intricata but later research shows it as fragmentation of the main plant

Determiner: 
Vivian Husa

References: 
Bunker, Brodie, Maggs & Bunker (2017) - Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland;
Dixon & Irvine - Seaweeds of the British Isles, Volume 1 Rhodophyta, Part 1 Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales

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