Prasiola crispa

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Prasiola crispa


Taxonavigation: Prasiolales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Chlorophyta
Subphylum: Chlorophytina
Classis: Trebouxiophyceae
Ordo: Prasiolales

Familia: Prasiolaceae
Genus: Prasiola
Species: Prasiola crispa



Prasiola crispa (Lightfoot) Kützing, 1843: 295

  • Type locality: Isle of Skye, Argyll, Scotland.
  • Lectotype: BM; 000005094 (Bryant, Irvine & Ruffle 2012: 32). Annotation on the lectotype: "No. 22. In moist shady places on the North side of Walls where no Grass grows, generally. This is a thin membranaceous substance, & I think it mostly is where people Pisses ag[ain]st Walls."


  • Basionym
  • Ulva crispa Lightfoot, 1777: 972
  • Heterotypic
  • Ulva terrestris Roth, 1797, nom. illeg.
  • Schizogonium crispatum Kützing, 1843
  • Schizogonium parietinum Kützing, 1843
  • Hormidium parietinum (Kützing) Kützing, 1845
  • Prasiola rothii Kützing, 1845
  • Prasiola orbicularis Kützing, 1845
  • Prasiola antarctica Kützing, 1849
  • Schizogonium laetevirens var. crispatum (Kützing) Kützing, 1849
  • Prasiola rothii var. falklandica Kützing, 1849
  • Prasiola falklandica (Kützing) Kützing, 1855
  • Prasiola georgica Reinsch, 1890
  • Prasiola crispa subsp. terrestris Børgesen, 1902
  • Prasiola crispa var. aspera West & G.S.West, 1911
  • Prasiola crispa subsp. antarctica (Kützing) Knebel, 1935
  • Mastodia antarctica (Kützing) C.W.Dodge, 1948



Primary references

  • Kützing, F.T. 1843. Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus. xxiv+458 pp. BHL Reference page
  • Lightfoot, J. 1777. Flora Scotica: or, a systematic arrangement, in the Linnaean method, of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. 2: 545–1151. BHL Reference page
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2022. Prasiola crispa. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 2022-04-21.
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