Kōrero: Seaweed

Gummy weed (2 o 3)

Gummy weed

Gummy weed (Splachnidium rugosum) is a distinctive little brown seaweed found on intertidal rocks all around New Zealand’s coast. It cannot be mistaken for another seaweed if touched, as its tubular fronds are fully of sticky gum. The gum protects the seaweed from shrivelling up when the tide is out.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Types of seaweed', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4591/gummy-weed (accessed 23 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006