Ulva montana Lightfoot 1777: 973, no fig. (as 'Ulva plana coriacea terrestris sanguinea' )
Published in: Lightfoot, J. (1777). Flora scotica: or, a systematic arrangement, in the Linnaean method, of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. Vol. II. pp. 545-1151 [1-24], pls 1-35. London: printed for B. White at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sorospora montana (Lightfoot) Hassall
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), found in mountainous places.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
"The Highlanders wash it, and rub it between their hands in some water, so as to make a thin pulpy mixture, and with this the purge their calves." (Lightfoot 1777: 974). - (20 Apr 2018) - M.D. Guiry
This is a terrestrial species.
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."
Source of current name
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.
Dixon, P.S. (1983). The algae of Lightfoot's Flora Scotia. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 11: 1-15.
Created: 22 February 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 29 July 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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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.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 January 2019.