Ptilota gunneriSilva, Maggs & Irvine

Draugfjør in Norwegian Nynorsk
Draugfjær in Norwegian Bokmål


The species Ptilota gunneri belongs to:


Photos of Ptilota gunneri (2):

  • Photo of Ptilota gunneri
  • Photo of Ptilota gunneri

1 of 2: Thallus

Photo of Ptilota gunneri
Branching pattern of main axes and laterals Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: Ptilota gunneri Silva, Maggs & Irvine is distributed along the whole coast of Norway, and is a common epiphyte on kelp (Laminaria hyperborea) stipes. It has feather-like branching with long and short laterals borne alternately. It can be separated from Plumaria plumosa by having cortification of last order branches, whereas P. plumosa last order branches are uniseriate. P. gunneri can be separated from the northern P. serrata by having all laterals feathery branched; wheras P. serrata has spine-like short laterals.

2 of 2: Branching pattern

Photo of Ptilota gunneri
Alternating long and short paired laterals, last order branches (branchlets) with cortex cells Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Ptilota):