Cladophora rupestris(Linnaeus) Kützing

Vanleg grøndusk in Norwegian Nynorsk
Vanlig grønndusk in Norwegian Bokmål


The species Cladophora rupestris belongs to:


Photos of Cladophora rupestris (2):

  • Photo of Cladophora rupestris
  • Photo of Cladophora rupestris

1 of 2: Habit

Photo of Cladophora rupestris
The species is densely branched and has a dark green colour Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: Thallus is uniseriate and densely branched, up to 15-20 cm high and with a relatively stiff structure. The species grows abundantly in the intertidal, and is easy to identify due to its dark, green colour. Cell walls are relatively thick. In older parts of the thallus an axial cell can produce several branches (often three to four). The branching angle is normally narrow, 20 degrees or less.

2 of 2: Close-up of branches

Photo of Cladophora rupestris
Branching habit, showing a generally narrow angle of ramification Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Cladophora):