Porphyra columbina Montagne
During World War 2 the Māori Battalion were supplied especially with karengo harvested in New Zealand which they chewed raw while on the march. It is widely available only in health stores, and is sprinkled raw on top of food.
The type locality is the Auckland Islands, and the species authority is Montagne 1842. It is found around South America from Argentina, Chile and Peru, and around Australia and New Zealand including Macquarie Island.
- Wassilieff, Maggy (2 March 2009). "Seaweed - Traditional use of seaweeds". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
- Seaweed Association of New Zealand
- Auckland University School of Biological Sciences page on Karengo
- M. D. Guiry (2004-09-23). "Porphyra columbina Montagne". AlgaeBase.
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