Broad Leaf Weed

Description: 

Broad Leaf Weed (Petalonia fascia). Credit: APHOTOMARINE.

This seaweed may be confused with the juvenile stage of Wakame

  • No midrib
  • Colour is brown rather than greenish.
  • Stipe is smooth (no corrugations at base of frond)
  • Holdfast is discoid rather than claw like
  • Up to 40 cm long