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Carpophyllum maschalocarpum

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Carpophyllum maschalocarpum

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Division: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Fucales
Family: Sargassaceae
Genus: Carpophyllum
Species: C. maschalocarpum
Binomial name
Carpophyllum maschalocarpum
(Turner) Grev.

Carpophyllum maschalocarpum, commonly known as flapjack, is a brown alga that grows in crevices of rocks at low tide levels. It is a common alga in New Zealand. They don't have branches, leaves or flowers like land plants. They are attached to rocks, not by roots, but by holdfasts. They have flexible stems and their tops are called fronds. Many look and feel like leather and usually have air-filled bladders or spongy cells inside the stems that help the water support them. They feed using a process called photosynthesis.

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