Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Plocamium:  the delicate beauty


Plocamium under water

(image from J. Connor)

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Introduction

The genus Plocamium has been called a cosmopolitan of the temperate seas and is characterized by fine, delicate branching that makes for exceptionally beautiful herbarium specimens. There are representatives of the genus Plocamium in all the world's temperate oceans, including South Africa, the Subantarctic, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and California.

Life History

Reproductive Characteristics

Physical Characteristics

Chemotaxonomy

Biomechanics

Evidence for the Plocamiales

References

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