Rhododermis drummondii Harvey 1844: 27, pl. II [top]: figs 1-5
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1844). Description of a minute alga from the coast of Ireland. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 1 14: 27-28.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhododermis is Rhododermis elegans P.Crouan & H.Crouan ex J.Agardh.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hildenbrandia rubra (Sommerfelt) Meneghini
Named for Dr James Lawson Drummond (1783-1853), Irish physician, naturalist and botanist.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Irvine & Pueschel (1994: 240) include this as a doubtful synonym of Hildenbrandia rubra. They note that it appears to be a thin form of Hildenbrandia with protruding conceptacles, but the original specimen lacked sporangia. - (8 Jun 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: New Castle, Co. Down [Ireland]; rocky sides and bases of maritime caves; covered at H.W. exposed to dripping freshwater. Drummond May 1840.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Irvine, L.M. & Pueschel, C.M. (1994). Hildenbrandiales. In: Seaweeds of the British Isles Volume 1 Rhodophyta Part 2B. (Irvine, L.M. & Chamberlain, Y.M. Eds) Vol.1(2B), pp. 235-241. London: HMSO.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 January 2020.