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Sorospora montana (Lightfoot) Hassall

Publication details
Sorospora montana (Lightfoot) Hassall 1845: 309

Published in: Hassall, A.H. (1845). A history of the British freshwater algae, including descriptions of the Desmideae and Diatomaceae. With upwards of one hundred plates, illustrating the various species. Vol. I. pp. [i]-viii, [i]-462, [ i , err.]. London, Edinburgh, Paris & Leipzig: S. Highley, H. Baillière; Sunderland & Knox; J.B. Baillière; T.O. Weigel.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Sorospora.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Ulva montana Lightfoot

Type information
Syntype localities: "It grows upon the ground aminst the grass and moss on the sides of the montains in the isle of Skye and in Ross-shire on the side of a mountain called Cail-veg, between Loch-broom and Lead-beg, on the western coasts, and doubtless many other such-like places. VIII" (Lightfoot 1777: 973). Lectotype: BM Lightfoot Herbarium (Dixon 1983: 13). Notes: Ross-shire is a historic county in the Scottish Highlands. The county borders Sutherland, Cromartyshire (of which it contains many exclaves), Inverness-shire and an exclave of Nairnshire. It includes most of Ross as well as Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The lectotype locality is the Isle of Skye. The lectotype is a specimen in BM (K) labelled "Mountain Dulse. Skye, Ulva montana. Fl. Cal."

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), found in mountainous places.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva montana Lightfoot 1777
Palmella montana (Lightfoot) C.Agardh 1824
Anacystis montana (Lightfoot) Drouet & Daily 1952
Lightfootiella montana (Lightfoot) Hašler, Pentecost, Jahodářova, Dvořák & Poulučková 2018

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Palmella alpicola Lyngbye 1819

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

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Key references
Hašler, P., Pentecost, A., Jahodářova, E., Dvořák, P. & Poulučková, A. (2018). Taxonomic revision of Ulva montana (Lightfoot 1777) and description of a new genus of Lightfootiella (Cyanophyceae, Chroococcaceae). Phytotaxa 362(2): 173–186, 7 figs.

Wynne, M.J. & Guiry, M.D. (2018). Lightfootiella Hašler et al. (2018) is a homotypic synonym of Sorospora Hassall (1845) (Chroococcaceae, Cyanophyceae). Notulae Algarum 68: 1-2.

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