Deichmann's sea plume
Pinnate, plumose, <1 m tall.
Pinnules short, flattened, flexible, irregularly spaced, to 5.0 cm long, 1-2 mm wide and 3.5-10.0 mm apart (average 6 mm), tapered but with tips slightly bulbous, arising at 40-45º angle toward branch tip, oriented in one plane.
Slit-like, chiefly flush and distributed along pinnule edges in single or alternating double series.
Lavender; dries pale violet, tan or yellow.
Polyp armature: numerous flat rods to 0.14 mm long. Body wall: scaphoids (curved sclerites) with pointed or blunt, finely spinose ends, to 0.25 mm long and with a slight medial waist; convex profile smooth or finely spiny. Spindles to 0.24 mm long.
Reefs at depths of 2-30 m.
Bahamas, South Florida, and Caribbean Sea.