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Family Rhizophyllidaceae


Portieria hornemannii

Sharks Cove tidepool, Oahu


Sharks Cove, Oahu, 30 feet

Makua, Oahu, 25 feet

Black Point, Oahu


Locally common on rock in shallow water exposed to wave action.  Attractive flattened blades with alternate branches and curly tips, with a strong scent.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Desmia hornemannii.