Lithophyllum dentatum f. macallanum
Lithophyllum dentatum f. macallanum Foslie 1900: 32
Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). New or critical calcareous algae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1899(5): 1-34.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), toothed, usually with sharp teeth pointing outwards (Stearn 1973).
Named for William M'Calla (c. 1814-1849), Irish collector from Roundstone, Co. Galway.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Roundstone [Co. Galway, Ireland] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 199). Lectotype: W.M'Calla; no date; none given. TRH A24-1442 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 199). Notes: "Grouped with A24-1442, two M’Calla collections of L. dentatum (A24-1417, A24-1418), and two M’Calla collections of L. dentatum f. gyrosa (A24- 1439, A24-1440) under one entry in Adey & Lebednik 1967: 45, who mistakenly list ‘1899’ as the collection date rather than the communication date. Adey & Lebednik (1967: 45) also indicated that 7 Roundstone boxes of M’Calla material occurred, but only 6 have been found]." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 199).
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 March 2019.