Mertensia lumbricalis ( ) Thunberg ex , nom. illeg. 1806
Champia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Desvaux Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on lower-shore rocks; with reproductive branchlets
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Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth 1806: 318, nom. illeg.
Published in: Roth, A.G. [=A.W.] (1806). Catalecta botanica quibus plantae novae et minus cognitae describuntur atque illustrantur. Fasciculus tertius cum tabulis aenaeis XII. pp. [i-viii], -350, [1-2, index pi.], [1-6, index] [1, err.], pls I-XII. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: in Bibliopolio Io. Fr. Gleditschiano.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Mertensia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Champia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Desvaux
Ulva lumbricalis Linnaeus
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva & al. 1996: 346).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), worm-shaped (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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: 19 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2021.