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Ulva latissima Linnaeus

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Ulvales
Family Ulvaceae
Genus Ulva

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Ulva latissima Linnaeus
subtidal with Zostera marina, Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2015. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Ulva latissima Linnaeus
subtidal, Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2015. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Ulva latissima Linnaeus
Saccharina latissima, upper subtidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Ulva latissima Linnaeus
Saccharina latissima, upper subtidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Ulva latissima Linnaeus
Saccharina latissima, upper subtidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Ulva latissima Linnaeus
Saccharina latissima, upper subtidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Ulva latissima Linnaeus
Saccharina latissima, upper subtidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Ulva latissima Linnaeus
Saccharina latissima, lower intertidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2004, Ignacio Bárbara" . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Ulva latissima Linnaeus
Saccharina latissima, lower intertidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2004, Ignacio Bárbara" . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Ulva latissima Linnaeus
Saccharina latissima, lower intertidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2004, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

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Saccharina latissima (Linnaeus) C.E.Lane, C.Mayes, Druehl & G.W.Saunders Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
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Publication details
Ulva latissima Linnaeus 1753: 1163

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ulva is Ulva lactuca Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Saccharina latissima (Linnaeus) C.E.Lane, C.Mayes, Druehl & G.W.Saunders

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), widest, very wide.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
The name Ulva latissima L. has traditionally been misapplied to representative of the genus Ulva with very broad, sheet-like fronds. The type is a kelp (see Silva, 1952: 295; Papenfuss, 1960: 303), now referred to Saccharina latissima, q.v.

Taxonomic notes
European records of Ulva latissima are apparently referable to Ulva gigantea (Kützing) Bliding (Silva, Meñez & Moe, 1987: 94). - (1 Jun 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names used in commerce, often for edible algae
; "lettuce, sea"

Type information
Type locality: Europe (Silva 1996-to date).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ulva latissima Linnaeus)
Arctic: Svalbard (Spitsbergen) (Gulliksen et al. 1999).

Europe: Ireland (Sanders 1860, McMillan & Morton 1979).

Africa: Mauritius (Børgesen 1946).

Indian Ocean Islands: Rodrigues Island (De Clerck et al. 2004).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012).

Asia: Korea (Lee & Kang 2001), Kurile Islands (Nagai 1940).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Chapman 1956).

Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013).

Source of current name
Lane, C.E., Mayes, C., Druehl, L.D. & Saunders, G.W. (2006). A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization. Journal of Phycology 42: 493-512.

Key references
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.

Created: 24 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 12 February 2013 by Wendy Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Cotton, A.D. (1910). On the growth of Ulva latissima, L. in water polluted by sewage. Kew Bulletin 1910: 15-19.
Cotton, A.D. (1911). On the growth of Ulva latissima in excessive quantity with special reference to the Ulva nuisance in Belfast Lough. In: Royal Commission on Sewage Disposal. (Anon. Eds) Vol. 1 (Appendix IV), pp. 121-142.
Frye, C.C. & Kershaw, G.B. (1911). Experiments upon the destruction of Ulva latissima, and upon the prevention of its growth by the removal of mussels.. Royal Commission on Sewage Disposal 1(7th Report): 143-144.
Thuret, G. (1854). Note sur la synonymie des Ulva lactuca et latissima, L., suivie de quelques remarques sur la tribu des Ulvacées. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 2: 17-32.

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Wendy 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 18 November 2018.

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