Vertebrata lanosa(L.) T. A. Christensen

Grisetangdokke in Norwegian


The species Vertebrata lanosa belongs to:


Photos of Vertebrata lanosa (3):

  • Photo of Vertebrata lanosa
  • Photo of Vertebrata lanosa
  • Photo of Vertebrata lanosa

1 of 3: Habit

Photo of Vertebrata lanosa
Dense growth on branches of Ascophyllum nodosum Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

2 of 3: Growing on Ascophyllum

Photo of Vertebrata lanosa
Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: The species nearly always grows as an epiphyte on Ascophyllum. It is very dark red (blackish) and normally grows to between 5 and 10 cm. It is densely branched in a pseudo-dichotomously way with relatively stiff branches, making it look bushy. The axes have relatively short and wide segments with 12-24 periaxial cells, and with no cortex. Normally the central cell axis, composed of round cells, is visible through the periaxial cell cover

3 of 3: Axes and branching

Photo of Vertebrata lanosa
Branch showing tips and uniaxial pseudoparenchyma, with axial cells surrounded by a high number of periaxial cells (to 24) in narrow segments Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Vertebrata):