Laminaria hyperborea(Gunnerus) Foslie

Stortare in Norwegian Bokmål
Cuvie in English


The species Laminaria hyperborea belongs to:


Photos of Laminaria hyperborea (1):

1 of 1: Habit

Photo of Laminaria hyperborea
Two sporophytes on deck Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: The species forms dense kelp forests in the wave exposed sublittoral along the coast of Norway, where it is harvested for the production of alginate. It can become up to more than 20 years old and grow a stipe of several meters in some areas. Smaller and younger individuals of the species can be difficult to separate from Laminaria digitata, but this has a much more flexible stipe.

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Laminaria):