Scytosiphon compressus ( )
Ulva compressa Linnaeus Point Roadknight, Victoria
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Scytosiphon compressus (Linnaeus) Lyngbye 1819: 64
The type species (holotype) of the genus Scytosiphon is Scytosiphon filum var. lomentarius (Lyngbye) C.Agardh.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ulva compressa Linnaeus
Ulva compressa Linnaeus
Type locality: "Habitat in Europae mari & tectis maritimis" [Probably Bognor, Sussex, England] (Hayden et al. 2003: 289). Lectotype: Dillenius (1742: pl. 9: fig. 8) (epitype) OXF (Hayden et al. 2003: 289). Notes: Northern Europe (Lipkin & Silva 2002).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flattened, usually laterally (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 January 2020.