Ulva linza

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Ulva linza
Ulva linza Helgoland.JPG
Scientific classification e
(unranked): Viridiplantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order: Ulvales
Family: Ulvaceae
Genus: Ulva
Species: U. linza
Binomial name
Ulva linza
Linnaeus, 1753
  • Enteromorpha linza

Ulva linza is a green alga in the family Ulvaceae that can be found in British Isles.[1]


Ulva linza is a green 30 centimetres (12 in) (sometimes 45 centimetres (18 in))[2] 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).[1] 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.[3]


They are littoral and sublittoral species which grow in muddy estuaries attached to pebbles or docks. They also can be found on rocks or in rock pools.[1]


The species is edible and therefore can be used as food and in cosmetic products.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "A green seaweed - Ulva linza". Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Ulva linza". Sea Weed Industry. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Green String Lettuce". Seaweeds of Alaska. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 

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