Ulva lactuca Linnaeus 1753

Ulva lactuca Linnaeus

Ulva lactuca LinnaeusDixon Island, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada.Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca)

Publication Details
Ulva lactuca Linnaeus 1753: 1163

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.

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Publication date: 1 May 1753

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

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

Type Information
Type locality: "in Oceano" [Atlantic Ocean]; (Linnaeus 1753: 1163) Lectotype: LINN; 1275.24 Notes: The type is marked "5" and agrees well with Linnaeus's description, and the number five is assigned to Ulva lactuca in Species plantarum (Papenfuss 1960). Molecular data indicate that the holotype specimen of U. lactuca probably came from the Indo-Pacific rather than northern Europe (Hughey et al. 2019).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), lettuce (Lewis & Short 1890).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 09 June 2022

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 09 June 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 September 2022

 
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