Fucus ceranoidesL.

Høvringstang in Norwegian Bokmål
Horned wrack in English


The species Fucus ceranoides belongs to:


Photos of Fucus ceranoides (3):

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1 of 3: Habit

Photo of Fucus ceranoides
Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: The species grows intertidally in brackish water. In Norway it typically grows in river mouths, and has a patchy distribution along the coast. Thallus may be up to 30 cm long, is repeatedly dichotomously divided and flat, thin and flexible, It does not carry bladders, but may have inflated parts of thallus. The mid rib is clearly visible. The branches have variable width, even within one individual. The species is dioecious. The receptacles, which form in the end of branches, are likewise of variable shape, but are often dichotomously divided and very pointed.

2 of 3: Receptacles

Photo of Fucus ceranoides
Branches, some with pointed receptacles  Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

3 of 3: Inflated thallus

Photo of Fucus ceranoides
Inflated part of thallus Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Fucus):