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Phyllona lactuca (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Bangiophyceae
Subclass Bangiophycidae
Order Bangiales
Family Bangiaceae
Genus Phyllona


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Phyllona lactuca (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Phyllona lactuca (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Phyllona lactuca (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers
Tanzania; transversection of thallus. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Phyllona lactuca (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Phyllona lactuca (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Phyllona lactuca (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers
Great Bay Estuary, NH; bloom of Sea Lettuce; some Gracilaria tikvahiae intermixed in the foreground. 01 Nov 2008. Jeremy Nettleton. © Jeremy Nettleton.

Phyllona lactuca (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers
Jambiani, Zanzibar; upper part of lagoon. 10 Apr 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Bowiesia pulchra Greville

Ulva lactuca Linnaeus Seppings Island, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada.
© Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca)

Publication details
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.
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Type species
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 information
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.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

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. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 April 2019.

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