Shape: Pod-like, hollow or filled with liquid
Range: Alaska to California
Description: Branching stipe connected to a small holdfast. Bushy or shaggy-looking branches alternating with bumpy brown to olive balloon-like sacs of 1–2”.
Distinctive characteristics: An epiphyte — grows on species of red algae.
Phylum: Phaeophta (Brown Algae)
Similar species: Can be confused with Sea Cauliflower, Leathesia difformis, when young