(Eucheuma / Kappaphycus)
Pick plants near current or past aquaculture sites.
Wrap plants in leaves or keep refrigerated. Plants can be frozen but become limp. Best sun dried for longer storage.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Thorn grass is also known as elkhorn, brown licoricealgae, and tambalang. Plants are formed into mats or balls and found mainly in aquaculture sites. Varieties can be stiff with thorn-like branches, slippery, or floppy, and colors can range from pale yellow, bright green, pink, or red (Novaczek, 2001).