Phyllona lactuca ( ) F.H.Wiggers
Ulva lactuca Linnaeus Great Bay Estuary, NH; bloom of Sea Lettuce; some Gracilaria tikvahiae intermixed in the foreground
© Jeremy Nettleton
Phyllona lactuca (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers 1780: 93
Published in: Wiggers, F.H. (1780). Primitiae florae holsaticae; quas praeside D. Joh. Christiano Kerstens. pp. [i-viii], 1-112. Kiliae [Kiel]: litteris Mich. Frider. Bartschii Acad. Typogr.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phyllona is .
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.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 October 2010 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2018.