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Ulva linza is a green 30 centimetres (12 in) (sometimes 45 centimetres (18 in)) long alga that grows in bright green clusters of tubes or flat strips. It have an unbranched thalli which often have a frilled margin. The thallus middle is greater than its base and can be as wide as 5 centimetres (2.0 in). Its ruffle blades are 1–4 centimetres (0.39–1.57 in) long while its cells are 10–15 micrometres (0.00039–0.00059 in) in diameter.
The species is edible and therefore can be used as food and in cosmetic products.
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