Ulva intestinalis L.
Sp.Pl. 2:1163 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cottesloe, Fremantle, Murray, Perth, Rockingham.

Scientific Description
John Huisman & Cheryl Parker, Thursday 8 September 2016

Habit and structure. Thallus medium to dark green, erect and basally attached, 2–15 cm high, unbranched, terete and broadening above to 4–6 mm. Cells un-ordered throughout the thallus, polygonal to rounded, 10–14(–18) µm long by (8–)10–14 µm broad; chloroplast laminate with one (rarely two) pyrenoids.

Reproduction. Generations isomorphic, gametophytes dioecious, anisogamous.

Distribution. Cosmopolitan?

[After Womersley, Mar. Benthic Fl. Southern Australia I: 170 (1984), as Enteromorpha intestinalis]