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Thallus a short stipe, erect, consisting of one or more blades to 16 cms long and 15 or 20 cms wide, fan-shaped and divided into lobes with pointed apices. Veins macroscopic, also fine veins. Proliferations on the margin may curve down and reattach. Very variable. Haralidiophyllum bonnemaisonii does not have microscopic or macroscopic veins. Cryptopleura ramosa has veins only one cell wide just behind the apices and smooth blade margins.


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Source: Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

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