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Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth, nom. illeg.

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Rhodymeniales
Family Champiaceae
Genus Mertensia

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Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 18 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 18 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 05 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on lower-shore rocks; with reproductive branchlets. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on lower-shore rocks; with reproductive branchlets. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on lower-shore rocks; with reproductive branchlets. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Mertensia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Thunberg ex Roth
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on lower-shore rocks. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Champia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Desvaux Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on lower-shore rocks
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
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], [1]-350, [1-2, index pi.], [1-6, index] [1, err.], pls I-XII. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: in Bibliopolio Io. Fr. Gleditschiano.
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Type species
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

Basionym
Ulva lumbricalis Linnaeus

Type information
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 346).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), worm-shaped (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
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. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2019.

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