- can be dried, roasted, and ground into flour/flakes
- can be used to wrap food to be cooked in hot coals.
- has a single float anchored to the seabottom, with a cluster tightly branched, long, smooth blades growing from the float
- is attached to the bottom subtidally, and forms surface canopies.
- the fastest growing plant in the world, averaging 17cm (7") per day to reach its full length of 36m (118').