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Microcladia coulteri Harvey
Coulter's Feather Algae
Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Florideophyceae
Thallus planar 35-40 cm tall (usually smaller); main axis with many highly branched delicate laterals.
Common, epiphytic on larger red algae such as blades of Chondracanthus sp. (as in photo).
Geogr. Range: British Columbia to Baja
Similar species: Plocamium pacificum has zig-zag main axis while that of Microcladia is ~straight.
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From Kelp and Algae