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Sphacelaria plumigera Holmes

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drawing of Sphacelaria plumigera
in part after Prud'homme van Reine 1982
Illustrations:
Kitayama 1994, p. 47, 48, fig. 3 (photo: habit in nature), p. 50, fig. 5 (photos: habit, plants in culture with unilocular and plurilocular sporangia); Prud'homme van Reine 1982, p. 132, figs. 264, 265, 269 (habit), p. 136, figs. 304, 305 (unilocular organs), figs. 302, 303, 306 (plurilocular organs) Display references
Pacific Coast Distribution:
Devils Punch Bowl, Marine Gardens, Lincoln Co., Oregon (Henry in OSC, Lyford in OSC, Lopes in OSC, Phinney in OSC); Trinidad, Humboldt Co., Calif. (HSC 5250)
Taxonomy:
Kitayama 1994; Prud'homme van Reine 1982, p. 131 Display references
Life History:
unknown; unilocular and plurilocular organs occurring in Europe, mostly on the same plant; no specialized propagules, vegetative reproduction by fragmentation (Prud'homme van Reine 1982, pp. 143–145) Display references
Phenology:
fertile in winter and early spring in Europe, but only sterile and plurilocular plants known from our coast

 
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COLUMBIA
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RIVER
Pl x                       Rare, on tops of boulders in sand-choked areas and in bed of Acrosiphonia coalita in the mid to upper intertidal (Henry in OSC, Lyford in OSC, Lopes in OSC, Phinney in OSC).
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ARAGO
Pl                         Rare, on a rock wall mixed with Endocladia in the upper intertidal (HSC 5250); Hansen 1997, p. 191. Display references
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MENDOCINO
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ARENA
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FRANCISCO
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