Desmarestia viridis(Müller) Lamouroux

Mykt kjerringhår in Norwegian Bokmål


The species Desmarestia viridis belongs to:


Photos of Desmarestia viridis (2):

  • Photo of Desmarestia viridis
  • Photo of Desmarestia viridis

1 of 2: Habit

Photo of Desmarestia viridis
Overview of thallus Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: The species is common in the sublittoral zone in Norway. Main axis and branches are circular in cross section, and branching is always opposite. Thallus may reach a length of up to 50 cm.

2 of 2: Apical tip in young specimen

Photo of Desmarestia viridis
Opposite branching and development of pseudoparenchymatic cortex below the trichotallic meristem Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Desmarestia):

  • Desmarestia aculeata(L.) Lamouroux (2)
    • Vanleg kjerringhår in Norwegian Nynorsk
    • Vanlig kjerringhår in Norwegian Bokmål
    • Landlady's wig in English
  • Desmarestia ligulata(Stackhouse) Lamouroux (3)
    • Flatt kjerringhår in Norwegian Bokmål