Standing several centimeters tall on a delicate stalk, this sprightly plant, known to coral reefers as the "mermaids wineglass," basks in the warm, shallow waters of the Caribbean Sea.

repeat 33.75"V x 53.5"H

kingdom Plantae
phylum Chlorophyta
class Dasycladophyceae
order Dasycladales
family Polyphysaceae
genus Acetabularia
species caliculus

collection of Peter Vroom
date September 2000
location Key Largo, Florida