Kōrero: Marine invaders

Identifying undaria (2 o 3)

Identifying undaria

The brown seaweed Undaria pinnatifida has a central stem along the blade, which is divided into fingers. Mature specimens have a frilly sporophyll (reproductive tissue) on the stem below the blade, seen here as a dark clump. This is just above the holdfast – the root-like anchor that attaches the kelp to a firm surface. This specimen has a greenish tinge.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Christina Troup, 'Marine invaders - Invasive marine algae and plants in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8675/identifying-undaria (accessed 10 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006