Ulva sp.


English Name: Sea lettuce

Chinese Name: 

Family: Ulvaceae


Ulva comprimises a group of  group of edible green algae that is widely distributed along the coasts of the world’s oceans. Individual blades of Ulva can grow to be more than 400mm (16″) in size, but this only occurs when the plants are growing in sheltered areas.

© 2012 K.G. Tagulao

© 2012 K.G. Tagulao




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– Atlas of Common Harmful Freshwater Algae in Macau (2011), written by Qiu Yi Jian, Ung Wai Kin, and Kong Yi Jun, Editor-In-Chief: Fan Xiao Jun, Macau University of Science and Technology Publishing, ISBN: 978-99937-53-24-7