Dudresnaya patula sp. nov. is described from 30–60 m depth on the east coast of Florida. The plant grows to a height of at least 10 cm, has flattened axes and main branches to 2 cm wide and 3 mm thick, and has unusually long female reproductive branches. The new species is compared to other Dudresnaya species in habitat, vegetative structure, and reproductive morphology.
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Algae (Macro, Turf and Crustose Coralline)
USA - Continental Atlantic