Blidingia minima (C. Naegeli Ex F. T. Kuetz.) Kylin — Overview

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 Blidingia minima consists of fine, branched or unbranched, hollow green tubes, up to 5 cm long. Groups of tubes arise from the raised centre of a small flattened disc-shaped holdfast that is attached to the rock. Plants reproduce throughout the year, reproductive spores arising from the upper layers of the tubes.Blidingia minima can be confused with Ulva spp., but can be identified by its smaller, more delicate and sometimes branching tubes, the central disc attachment, its microscopic morphology and reproductive processes.


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