Ulva caespitosa Withering 1776

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine

Current name: Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Ulva caespitosa Withering 1776: 735

Published in: Withering, W. (1776). A botanical arrangement of all the vegetables naturally growing in Great Britain: with descriptions of the genera and species, according to the system of the celebrated Linnaeus. Being an attempt to render them familiar to those who are unacquainted with the learned languages. Under each species are added, the most remarkable varieties, the natural places of growth, the duration, the time of flowering, the peculiarities of structure, the common English names; the names of Gerard, Parkinson, Ray and Bauhine. The uses as medicines, or as poisons; as food for men, for brutes, and for insects. With their application in oeconomy and in the arts. With an easy introduction to the study of botany. Shewing the method of investigating plants, and directions how to dry and preserve specimens. The whole illustrated by copper plates and a copious glossary, Volume 2. pp. [i]-xcvi, [345]-838, pls I-XII. Birmingham: Printed by M. Swinney, for T. Cadel and P. Elmsley, and G. Robinson.

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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 Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine.

Type Information
Type locality: "Side Rocks, Anglesey", Wales; (Silva & al. 1996: 280) Holotype: OXF; (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 190)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), growing in patches or tufts, caespitose (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 25 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 February 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 February 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 April 2024

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