Seanet Mid Intertidal

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Postelsia palmaeformis Ruprecht
Phylum 
Ochrophyta, Class Phaeophyceae, Order Laminariales, Family Lessoniaceae

Thallus with single stiff cylindrical stipe to 60 cm tall; numerous flat corrugated blades; resembles a small palm tree.

Locally common, high to mid-intertidal zone often on mussel shells, very wave-exposed outer coast.

Geo Range: Vancouver Island to Morro Bay, central Calif.
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