Sargassum pallidum

Sargassum pallidum

''Sargassum pallidum'' is a species of seaweed native to East Asia and Southeast Asia. It belongs to the subgenus ''Bactrophycus'', section ''Teretia'' of the genus ''Sargassum''. Along with ''Sargassum fusiforme'', ''S. pallidum'' is often dried and processed into a traditional Chinese medicine known as ''Hai Zao'' or ''Herba Sargassi''.
Taxonomy
KingdomChromista
DivisionOchrophyta
ClassPhaeophyceae
OrderFucales
FamilySargassaceae
GenusSargassum
SpeciesS. pallidum
Photographed in
Malaysia