Flattened Acid Kelp

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Desmarestia ligulata

Desmarestia ligulata bladelettes coming off the main axis


Picture of Jean Vincent Felix Lamouroux; picture from Wikipedia (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/)



References: Algae Base, Desmarestia ligulata (Stackhouse) J.V. Lamouroux;http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=67



Empire: Eukaryota

Kingdom: Chromista

Subkingdom: Chromobiota

Infrakingdom: Heterokonta

Phylum: Heterokontophyta

Class: Phaeophyceae

Order: Desmarestiales

Family: Desmarestiaceae

Genus: Desmarestia

Species: ligulata


Description: Desmarestia ligulata (Lightf.) J.V. Lamouroux was first described by Lightfoot in 1777 in "Flora Scotica" and originally published in the "Essai sur les genres de la famille des thalassiophytes non articulées" of the Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris in 1813 by Jean Vincent Felix Lamouroux.

Previous name: Herbacea ligulata (Stackhouse)