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Anacystis montana (Lightfoot) Drouet & Daily 1952

Publication details
Anacystis montana (Lightfoot) Drouet & Daily 1952: 221

Published in: Drouet, F. & Daily, W.A. (1952). A synopsis of the coccoid Myxophyceae. Butler University Botanical Studies 10(24): 220-223.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Anacystis is Anacystis marginata Meneghini.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sorospora montana (Lightfoot) Hassall

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.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Cassie (1984) cites this as a synonym of Chroococcus cohaerens (de Brebisson) Kützing. - (19 Jul 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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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.

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