Ulva compressaLinnaeus

Greina tarmgrønske in Norwegian Nynorsk
Grenet tarmgrønske in Norwegian Bokmål


The species Ulva compressa belongs to:


Photos of Ulva compressa (2):

  • Photo of Ulva compressa
  • Photo of Ulva compressa

1 of 2: Habit

Photo of Ulva compressa
Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: Thallus can normally be to around 20 cm, it is tubular and compressed and normally much branched. In a microscopic view the chloroplasts are hood-shaped and normally placed in the apical part of the cell, having one pyrenoid. The species is common in the intertidal and in the sublittoral fringe.

2 of 2: Microscopic view

Photo of Ulva compressa
Cells with hood-shaped chloroplasts mainly apically placed Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Ulva):