Spongonema tomentosum(Hudson) Kützing

Tvinnesli in Norwegian Bokmål


The species Spongonema tomentosum belongs to:


Photos of Spongonema tomentosum (1):

1 of 1: Habit

Photo of Spongonema tomentosum
Forming a dense cover on an old Fucus Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: The species grows to around 5 cm tall, is uniseriate and irregularly branched with many relatively short and curved side branches (“hook branches”). Several main axes become strongly intertwined, giving an appearance of a compact thallus (“dreadlocks”). It is a common epiphyte on Fucus but may also grow on rock. It has small stipitate gametangia or sporangia.