Neptune’s necklace, sea grapes or bubbleweed
Fucus banksii Turner 1808; Cystoseira banksii (Turner) C.Agardh 1820
Non-vascular – Native
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Species of brown algae characterised by strings of olive-brown hollow beads.
New Zealand and Australia (Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia).
Most commonly found in the littoral zone, exposed rock platforms or in rock pools between tide marks, where they receive plenty of light and enough sea water to avoid desiccation.
banksii: Named after Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS (24 February 1743 - 19 June 1820) was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences.
Adams, N.M. (1997). Common seaweeds of New Zealand. pp. -48, 48 pls. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.