Sea Lettuce Gigantea

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Scientific Name: Ulva gigantea

Number of Blades/Leaves: Multiple bunch

Mount: On acrylic mounting disk

Blade/Leaf Width: Available in Small (approx 3.5" tall), Medium (approx. 6" tall), and Large (approx. 10" tall)    

Distribution: The sea lettuces comprise the genus Ulva, a group of edible green algae that is widely distributed along the coasts of the world's oceans.

Description: Sea lettuce is a bright green algae composed of lobed, ruffle-edged leaves that are coarse and sheet-like and resemble a leaf of lettuce. The leaves may appear flat, thin, broad, and often rounded or oval. Its leaves are often perforated with holes of various sizes. Almost no stalk exists at the point of attachment, and no true roots are present. 

 

Live sea lettuce gigantea on a rocky outcrop in the ocean