Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine upper intertidal with Hildenbrandia rubra, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012
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Ulva caespitosa Withering 1776: 735
Published in: Withering, W. (1776). A botanical arrangement of all the vegetables naturally growing in Great Britain: with descriptions of the genera and species, according to the system of the celebrated Linnaeus. Being an attempt to render them familiar to those who are unacquainted with the learned languages. Under each species are added, the most remarkable varieties, the natural places of growth, the duration, the time of flowering, the peculiarities of structure, the common English names; the names of Gerard, Parkinson, Ray and Bauhine. The uses as medicines, or as poisons; as food for men, for brutes, and for insects. With their application in oeconomy and in the arts. With an easy introduction to the study of botany. Shewing the method of investigating plants, and directions how to dry and preserve specimens. The whole illustrated by copper plates and a copious glossary, Volume 2. pp. [i]-xcvi, -838, pls I-XII. Birmingham: Printed by M. Swinney, for T. Cadel and P. Elmsley, and G. Robinson.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in patches or tufts, caespitose (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Side Rocks, Anglesey", Wales (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 280). Holotype: OXF (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 190).
Source of current name
Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.
Created: 25 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 December 2018.