Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Palmaria Trade name: dulse Symbol: PA
AuthorityStackhouse Type species: Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) Kuntze
Commercial species:   hecatensis (HEC), mollis (MOL), palmata (PAL)
Common names: Crannogh, Darusu, Dulse, Dulce, Goman Vache, Neptune's Girdle, Raa-ts, Red Kale, Saccha, Sea-grass, Sheep Dulse, Shelldulse, Sol, Sou Sol, Tellesk, Water Leaf  
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Palmariales, Family Palmariaceae. 
AlgaeBase names and species:  14 names - 9 current as of 12-2001.
Comprehensive lists of common names , generic & specific names can be found at AlgaeBase. >>Click here<<  for SuriaLink's policy on names.
SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Notable wild crop used as a sea vegetable or an ingredient in nutraceuticals.
Agronomy must use good  environmental practices.
In preparation.
In preparation.

Phyllophora production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Russia n/a 0


n/a 0
Approximate annual production figures from recent years are as above.
Biology & Agronomy
In preparation.
In preparation.
We have several monographs in progress covering analytical procedures post-harvest treatment and process technology. Check the processing index for available web pages and monographs. 
Products, Uses & Applications
List of species' uses and community affiliations
Genus GenID SpID Species Uses Communities
Palmaria PA HEC hecatensis FH SV
Palmaria PA MOL mollis FH SV
Palmaria PA PAL palmata FH SV

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