Fucus distichusL.

Båetang in Norwegian Bokmål
Two headed wrack in English


The species Fucus distichus belongs to:


Photos of Fucus distichus (1):

1 of 1: Habit

Photo of Fucus distichus
Intertidal patch of the species at a wave-exposed site Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: This small Fucus species (5-10 cm tall) occurs exclusively in the intertidal at strongly wave-exposed sites. It is found on the north and west coasts of Norway. It carries long and swollen receptacles from the end of branches during spring. These are lost during summer. It possesses an inconspicuous mid-rib and caecostomata (enclosed cavities in the cortex).

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Fucus):