Ulva elminthoides ( ) 1796
Nemalion elminthoides (Velley) Batters Le Vasche, near Calafuria, Livorno, Italy; mid littoral zone
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Ulva elminthoides (Velley) Withering 1796: 125
Published in: Withering, W. (1796). An arrangement of British plants; according to the latest improvements of the Linnaean system. To which is prefixed, an easy introduction to the study of botany. Illustrated by copper plates. The third edition, in four volumes. Vol. IV pp. [i-iii], [i]-418 [p. 418 in some copies err. numbered 420], pls XVII, XVIII, XXXI [sic]. Birmingham & London: Printed for the Author, by M. Swinney; Sold by C.G. & J. Robinson [etc.].
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nemalion elminthoides (Velley) Batters
Fucus elminthoides Velley
Type locality: "Grows in abundance upon the rocks off the Beal, at the extremity of Portland [Dorset, England], at very low water. June. July. ... Major Velley." (Withering 1792: 255). Lectotype: LIV (Womersley 1994: 81). Notes: Batters (1902: 59) "e spec. auth. in Herb. Kew.", which could be considered a lectotypification so that the lectotype would be a specimen in BM-K.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Athanasiadis (2016: 142): "Originally spelled elminthoides, ... but as the first letter is aspirated it has to be written helminthoides - h standing for the spiritus asper. However, Art. 60.3, clearly says "The liberty of correcting a name is to be used with reserve, especially if the change affects the first syllable and, above all, the first letter of the name." - (1 Feb 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Batters, E.A.L. (1902). A catalogue of the British marine algae being a list of all the species of seaweeds known to occur on the shores of the British Islands, with the localities where they are found. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 40(Supplement): 1-107.
Created: 08 August 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 October 2020.