Prasiola crispa (Lightfoot) Kützing Prasiola crispa, Lower Canal Road, Galway, Ireland"
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Ulva crispa Lightfoot 1777: 972
Published in: Lightfoot, J. (1777). Flora scotica: or, a systematic arrangement, in the Linnaean method, of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. Vol. II. pp. 545-1151 [1-24], pls 1-35. London: printed for B. White at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street.
Publication date: October 1777
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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Prasiola crispa (Lightfoot) Kützing
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), crisped, irregularly waved and twisted (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.
Type locality: Isle of Skye, Argyll, Scotland (Bryant, Irvine & Ruffle 2012: 32). Lectotype: BM 000005094 (Bryant, Irvine & Ruffle 2012: 32). Notes: Bryant, Irvine & Ruffle (2012: 32) report the annotation on the lectotype: "No. 22. In moist shady places on the North side of Walls where no Grass grows, generally. This is a thin membranaceous substance, & I think it mostly is where people Pisses ag[ain]st Walls."
Source of current name
Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Bryant, J.A., Irvine, L.M. & Ruffle, E. (2012). Insights into the life and work of the Rev. John Lightfoot (1735-1788), with particular reference to his algal herbarium and its conservation. The Linnean 28(1): 26-43.
Created: 04 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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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 13 November 2019.