Udotea minima Ernst
Udotea minima Ernst 1904: 206, pl. 7: figs 1-12; pl. 8 [=figs 22-34]
Published in: Ernst, A. (1904). Beitrage zur Kenntnis der Codiaceen. Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt 16(2): 198-236, pls 7, 8.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Flabellia petiolata (Turra) Nizamuddin
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very little, very least (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Cormaci, Furnari & Alongi (2014: 275) comment: "Ernst (1904: 206) described from Posillipo (Naples) the new species Udotea minima. From observations in culture, Meinesz (1980: 124) concluded that U. minima Ernst was simply a growth form of U. petiolata. Later, Nizamuddin (1987) transferred to the genus Flabellia both U. petiolata andUdotea minima, maintaining the two species as distinct. Conversely, we agree with Meinesz (op. cit.) in considering the two taxa as conspecific." - (21 Jul 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Gallardo, T., Gómez Garreta, A., Ribera, M.A., Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Giaccone, G. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (1993). Check-list of Mediterranean Seaweeds, II. Chlorophyceae Wille s.l.. Botanica Marina 36: 399-421, 1 fig, 1 table.
Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.
Created: 22 May 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 July 2015 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 15 November 2018.