Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Ulva flexuosa Wulfen

Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum/Division:Chlorophyta
Class:Ulvophyceae
Order:Ulvales
Family:Ulvaceae
Genus:Ulva
Species:U. flexuosa
Status:Common

Description

This is a yellowish green alga and can grow to about 30 cm in height. They have a small round basal disc from which the fronds are attached. The fronds are simple or branched and are tubular with cylindrical stalks. The expanded blades becomes flexuous and end in an obtuse apex.

Enteromorpha flexuosa is a synonym.

Read more about the Ulvales order.
Read more about the Ulvaceae family.

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Human Uses

It is used as garnish in snack foods and in some dry powder that comes with instant noodles.

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