Ulvaria fusca ( )
Ulvaria fusca (Wittrock) Vinogradova 1967: 115
Published in: Vinogradova, K.L. (1967). De genere Ulvaria (Ulvales) in maribus URSS invento. Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii (Novitates Systematicae Plantarum non Vascularium) 1967: 110-121.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ulvaria splendens (Ruprecht) K.L.Vinogradova
Monostroma fuscum Wittrock
see Ulva fusca Postels & Ruprecht
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), a sombre brown, but often used to indicate darkness of colour (Stearn 1973).
Nielsen & Gunnarsson (2001: 91) record the authorities for this species as “(Postels & Rupr.) Rupr.”.
Selivanova & Zhigadlova (2009: 325) note that Ulvaria splendens Ruprecht is widely known under the name Ulvaria fusca (Postels & Ruprecht) Ruprecht emend. Vinogradova (1967: 115) but add that in her later work, Vinogradova (1974), with reference to Bliding (1968), stated that the name U. fusca was illegal and accordingly, the correct name for this species should be U. splendens Ruprecht (Vinogradova 1974). They note that this opinion is shared by most Russian phycologists. Brodie et al. (2007: 103) cite Ulvaria fusca Ruprecht 1850: 218 (presumably nom. nov.; see Bliding, 1968: 582). - (6 Apr 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Vinogradova, K.L. (1967). De genere Ulvaria (Ulvales) in maribus URSS invento. Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii (Novitates Systematicae Plantarum non Vascularium) 1967: 110-121.
Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.
Selivanova, O.N. & Zhigadlova, G.G. (2009). Marine benthic algae of the South Kamchatka state wildlife sanctuary (Kamchatka, Russia). Botanica Marina 52(4): 317-329.
Shimada, S., Hiraoka, M., Nabata, S., Lima, M. & Masuda, M. (2003). Molecular phylogenetic analyses of the Japanese Ulva and Enteromorpha (Ulvales, Ulvophyceae), with special reference to the free-floating Ulva. Phycological Research 51(2): 99-108.
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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 23 February 2019.