|Record Summary||in shallow rock pool on upper shore|
|Date||4 July 2008|
|OS grid ref||OSGR: TA08|
|Lat/Lon||54° 20' N, 0° 20' W|
|Vice County||North-east Yorks, VC no: 62|
Notes: A small, delicate, pale lettuce green alga growing as vertical tufts in shallow rock pools. Cells filled with a parietal chloroplast mass, to 630µm long, becoming shorter towards branch tips: 54µm tapering to 46µm. Basal cell 620µm, without rhizoids near the holdfast. Branching distal, 1(2) branches, falcate. Some branches composed of short barrel-shaped zoidangia, which become hyaline on release of spores.
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