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Ulva crispa Lightfoot

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


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Ulva crispa Lightfoot
Prasiola "crispa", Fortesque Bay, Tasmania Prasiola "crispa" Fortesque Bay, Tasmania. 03 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry" . © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Ulva crispa Lightfoot
Prasiola "crispa", in Lichen zone, Fossil Island, Pirates Bay, Tasmania. 01 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Ulva crispa Lightfoot
Galway City, Ireland; detail of blade collected from the base of urban wall. 25 Jan 2006. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

Ulva crispa Lightfoot
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; filamentous material at base of tree in city park; green material further up the trunk is a chlorococcalean alga. 04 Apr 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Ulva crispa Lightfoot
Canal Rd Galway Ireland. 15 Oct 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Sphacelaria pennata var. fusca (Lyngbye) D.E.G.Irvine

Prasiola crispa (Lightfoot) Kützing Prasiola crispa, Lower Canal Road, Galway, Ireland"
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Publication details
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.
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Publication date: October 1777

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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ulva is Ulva lactuca Linnaeus.

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.

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

Type information
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."

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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, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.

Key references
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

Verified by: 01 October 2016 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 January 2020.

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