Letter | Published:

Laminaria ochroleuca De La Pylaie Growing on the Coast of Britain

Nature volume 162, pages 295296 (21 August 1948) | Download Citation



ON April 10, 1946, a Laminaria plant, trawled in Plymouth Sound and brought into the Plymouth Laboratory by Miss M. F. Sutton, Department of Biology, Chelsea Polytechnic, was identified by me as Laminaria ochroleuca De La Pylaie, a species of Laminaria that had not previously been recorded from the coasts of Britain. As trawling over the same ground on subsequent days failed to procure further plants of this species, the record was not published. A recent survey, however, has shown that this species occurs quite frequently in the more sheltered parts of Plymouth Sound. It is found on rocky ground from just below, down to eight metres below, low water spring tides, growing usually with L. cloustoni Edmondst. or Saccorhiza bulbosa De La Pylaie.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1.

    , Bull. Lab. Marit. Dinard, 25, 19 (1943).

  2. 2.

    , J. Mar. Biol. Assoc., 1, 286 (1900).

Download references

Author information


  1. Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth. July 17.



  1. Search for MARY PARKE in:

About this article

Publication history




Further reading


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.