Champia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Desvaux 1809

Champia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Desvaux

Current name: Champia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Desvaux
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock - 21 September 2005. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Champia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Desvaux 1809: 246

Published in: Desvaux, N.A. (1809). Observations sur le genre Fluggea, Rich. (Slateria, Desv.). Journal de Botanique (Desvaux) 1(4): 243-246.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Champia.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Ulva lumbricalis Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: "Hab. ad Cap. b. spei" [Cape of Good Hope, South Africa]; (Linnaeus 1771: 311)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), worm-shaped (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 20 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 25 August 2008

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 25 August 2008. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 July 2024

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