Factsheets for Brown Seaweeds (phylum Phaeophyta)

Brown Seaweeds Summary

An Index of Commercially Useful Brown Seaweeds (Phylum Phaeophyta)
Annual commercial harvest about one million dry metric tons
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Genus Species Trade name Tons/yr
1.Alaria crassifolia, fitulosa, marginata, esculenta alaria n/a
2.Ascophyllum nodosum rockweed 31,000
3.Cladosiphon okamuranus cladisiphon 1,500
4.Cystoseira barbata cystoseira n/a
5.Desmarestia spp. desmarestia n/a
6.Durvillaea antarctica, potatorum durvillaea 4,500
7.Ecklonia cava, maxima, stolonifera ecklonia 350
8.Egregia meziesii egregia n/a
9.Fucus gardneri, serratus, vesiculosus & spp. fucus 100
10.Hizikia fusiformis hizikia 7,500
11.Hydroclathrus clathratus hydroclathrus n/a
12.Laminaria angustata, bongardiana, diabolica, digitata, groenlandica, hyperborea, japonica, longicruris, longissima, ochroleuca, octotensis, religiosa, saccharina, setchelli, sachinzii & spp. kelp 760,000
13.Lessonia nigriscens, trabeculata lessonia 25,000
14.Macrocystis integrifolia, pyrifera giant kelp 26,000
15.Nemacystus decipiens, nemacystis n/a
16.Nereocystis luetkaena nereocystis 100
17.Pelvetia siliquosa pelvetia n/a
18,Postelsia spp. postelsia n/a
19.Sargassum aquaifolium, crassifolium, filipendula, gramminifolium, henslowianum, horneri, ilicifolium, mcclurei, myriocystum, oligocystum, polycystum, siliquosum, wightii, vachelliannum & spp. sargassum 8,000
20.Scytosiphon lomentaria scytosiphon n/a
21.Turbinaria conoides, decurrens & spp. turbinaria 300
22.Undaria pinnitifida, peterseniana wakame 122,000
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