Monostroma lactuca ( ) J.
Ulva lactuca Linnaeus Great Bay Estuary, NH; bloom of Sea Lettuce; some Gracilaria tikvahiae intermixed in the foreground
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Monostroma lactuca (Linnaeus) J.Agardh 1883: 102
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1883). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Tredje afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 19(2): 1-177, IV pls.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ulva lactuca Linnaeus
Ulva lactuca Linnaeus
Type locality: "in Oceano" [Atlantic Ocean] (Linnaeus 1753: 1163). Lectotype: LINN 1275.24 Notes: According to Womersley (1984: 141) the type is from the west coast of Sweden. The type is marked "5" and agrees well with Linnaeus's description, and the number five is assigned to Ulva lactuca in Species plantarum (Papenfuss 1960).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), lettuce (Lewis & Short 1890).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
(as Monostroma lactuca (Linnaeus) J.Agardh)
Europe: Sweden (Kylin 1907).
Created: 04 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 May 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 February 2019.