Species Factsheet

Undaria pinnatifida

Details

Complete name: Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar 1873
Taxonomy: Other algae » Heterokontophyta » Phaeophyceae » Laminariales » Alariaceae » Undaria pinnatifida
Authors: Stephan Gollasch
Last updated: October 30th, 2006

Common Names

Wakame, Japanese kelp.

Synonyms

Alaria pinnatifida Harvey, 1860
Alaria amplexicaulis Martens, 1866
Ulopteryx pinnatifida (Harvey), Kjellman, 1885
Undaria pinnatifida

Short Description

This marine brown alga grows on hard substrates and reaches up to 3 m in length (sporophyte stage).