Rhodomelia larix- red algae

Phylum: Rhodophyta
Class: Rhodophyceae
Order: Ceramiales
Family: Rhodmelaceae
Rhodomela larix (Turner) C. Agardh

Description:  This plant is erect, up to 30 cm. high, brownish black in colour, in clusters, attached to the substrate by a discoid holdfast.  The plant is branched, usually with one or more major cylindrical axes.  The major axes have a profusion of radially arranged cylindrical branchlets, all approximately the same length and unbranched.  At the apices of the branches, evanescent trichoblasts are apparent.

Habitat: On rocks in the intertidal zone.Pacific Coast Distribution: Bering Sea to California
Adapted from Robert Scagel, 1972