Blidingia minima (Nägeli ex Kützing) Kylin
Dverg-tarmgrønske in Norwegian
The species Blidingia minima belongs to:
Photos of Blidingia minima (1):
1 of 1: Specimens growing on small stone
Note: Thallus is normally small and narrow (up to 2 mm wide) and unbranched, but can become bigger and branched at eutrophicated sites with freshwater influence. Tubes arise in groups from a discoid holdfast. Compared to Ulva intestinales the cells of this species are normally much smaller (diameter 5-10 micrometers compared to U. intestinalis 8-20 micrometers). The chloroplast, with one central pyrenoid, fills the whole cell in a surface view. Cells can be arranged in rows in the basal and most narrow part of a tube, but not in the distal part.
Other species in the same genus (Blidingia):
- Blidingia marginata (J. Agardh) Dangeard