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Osmundea pinnatifida Marine Alga

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Phylum: Rhodophyta   Family: Rhodomelaceae

Osmundea pinnatifida  (Hudson) Stackhouse, 1809

Pepper Dulse

A variable species depending on the time of year and its position within the tidal zone. Dullish red and longer in sheltered sites but higher up the shore, shorter and yellowy-brown. Occasionally found covering large areas but more commonly along the edges of rock-pools

Chris Johnon

Fish & Fish (2011) - A Student's Guide to the Seashore;
Bunker, et al - Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland