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Enteromorpha Link, 1820, nom. et typ. cons.

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

Holotype species: Enteromorpha intestinalis (Linnaeus) Nees

Currently accepted name for the type species: Ulva intestinalis Linnaeus

Original publication and holotype designation: Link, H.F. (1820). Epistola ad virum celeberrimum Nees ab Esenbeck...de algis aquaticis, in genera disponendis. In: Horae physicae berolinenses. (Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D. Eds), pp. 1-8. Bonnae [Bonn]: Sumtibus Adolphi Marcus.
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Precise date of publication16-20 April 1820

Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Ulva.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Hayden, H.S., Blomster, J., Maggs, C.A., Silva, P.C., Stanhope, M.J. & Waaland, J.R. (2003). Linnaeus was right all along: Ulva and Enteromorpha are not distinct genera. European Journal of Phycology 38(3): 277-294.

Common names

(as Enteromorpha)
English: Green nori (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

Japanese: Aonoriko (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

Swedish: Tarmalger (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003).

Numbers of names and species: There are 139 species names in the database at present.

Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):

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Tittley, I. (2002). Order Ulvales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 479 only. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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