Ulva lactuca

Common name: 

Sea Lettuce

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

In southern Australia, known from Christies Beach and St Kilda (SA) and Port Phillip (Vic) [11]

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Marine1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Green algae with grass green thallus to 15 cm long. There is usually a single frond from the holdfast, margin entire and surface smooth1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Characterised by the single, simple, to irregularly divided and relatively thin thallus with an entire margin. Cells in cross section are almost square1

Images:
Image of Ulva lactuca
Image of Ulva lactuca Image: Heroen Verbruggen
Conservation status:

References:

1 Womersley, H. B. S. (1984). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part I”. ABRS, Canberra.