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Ulva latissima Gunnerus, nom. illeg. 1766

Publication details
Ulva latissima Gunnerus 1766: 52, nom. illeg.

Published in: Gunnerus, J.E. (1766). Flora norvegica, observationibus praesertim oeconomicis panosque norvegici locupletata. Vol. 1 pp. [i]-viii, 1-96, [4], 3 pls. Nidrosia [Trondheim] & Hafnia [Copenhagen]: Vinding & F.C. Pelt.

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 Saccharina latissima (Linnaeus) C.E.Lane, C.Mayes, Druehl & G.W.Saunders

Type information
Type locality: Ofoten [Norway] (Gunnerus 1766: 52). Holotype: TRH herb. Gunnerus 115.1+2 (Gunnerus 1766: 52).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), widest, very wide.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: priority for Ulva latissima Linnaeus, 1753; "Gunnerus was obviously impressed by it in the field and described how he took a quarter of it to his herbarium where it is still present (115.1 2) labelled 'Ofoten', where he collected it in 1759, one of the few cases of an undisputed holotype in his herbarium." (Jørgensen 2012: 1094). - (6 Apr 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names used in commerce, often for edible algae
; "lettuce, sea"

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.

Source of current name
Jørgensen, P.M. (2012). New names in Gunnerus’s Flora Norvegica, and their typification. Taxon 65(5): 1088-1095, 8 figs.

Created: 06 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi

Verified by: 06 April 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Cotton, A.D. (1910). On the growth of Ulva latissima, L. in water polluted by sewage. Kew Bulletin 1910: 15-19.
Cotton, A.D. (1911). On the growth of Ulva latissima in excessive quantity with special reference to the Ulva nuisance in Belfast Lough. In: Royal Commission on Sewage Disposal. (Anon. Eds) Vol. 1 (Appendix IV), pp. 121-142.
Frye, C.C. & Kershaw, G.B. (1911). Experiments upon the destruction of Ulva latissima, and upon the prevention of its growth by the removal of mussels.. Royal Commission on Sewage Disposal 1(7th Report): 143-144.
Thuret, G. (1854). Note sur la synonymie des Ulva lactuca et latissima, L., suivie de quelques remarques sur la tribu des Ulvacées. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 2: 17-32.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 July 2021.

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