Laminaria digitata(Hudson) Lamouroux

Fingertare in Norwegian Bokmål
Doire, Red ware, Seagirdles in English


The species Laminaria digitata belongs to:


Photos of Laminaria digitata (2):

  • Photo of Laminaria digitata
  • Photo of Laminaria digitata

1 of 2: Habit

Photo of Laminaria digitata
The species forms a zone in the upper sublittoral

2 of 2: Habitat

Photo of Laminaria digitata
It is present in the lower intertidal of wave-exposed parts of the entire Norwegian coast, often forming a zone above the Laminaria hyperborea kelp forest It can be separated from L. hyperborea by a Y- shaped junction between stipes and lamina. The stipes is smooth, flexible and a little flattened in the upper part. The thalli can be shaped in many ways, broad, narrow, with a long or short stipes.  Photo: © Vivian HusaTerms of use

Note: Photo: Bernt Rydland Olsen

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Laminaria):