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Leptophytum foecundum (Kjellman) W.H.Adey

Publication details
Leptophytum foecundum (Kjellman) W.H.Adey 1966: 325

Published in: Adey, W.H. (1966). The genera Lithothamnium, Leptophytum (nov. gen.) and Phymatolithon in the Gulf of Maine. Hydrobiologia 28: 321-370, 112 figs, tables I-VI.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Leptophytum is Leptophytum laeve Adey.

Basionym
Lithothamnion foecundum Kjellman

Type information
Syntype localities: Kara Sea: Actinia Bay at 76º8' N 90º25'E and Uddebay (east coast of Novaja Zemlya) at 74.5ºN (Athanasiadis & Adey 2006: 90). Holotype: F.R. Kjellman; On pebbles and stones. UPS unnumbered (Athanasiadis & Adey 2006: 90). Notes: Holotype labeled 'Lithothamnion foecundum orig. ex.' and including five slides B3: 96-B3100 labeled 'Lithothamnion foecundum Kariska havet...'.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fruitful, fertile (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion foecundum Kjellman 1883
Phymatolithon foecundum (Kjellman) Düwel & Wegeberg 1996

Taxonomic notes
See Wilkes & Woelkerling (1994) and Adey, Athanasidis & Lebednik (2001).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2007 '2006'). The genus Leptophytum (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in NW Spitsbergen. Nordic Journal of Botany 24: 469-499.

Athanasiadis, A. & Adey, W.H. (2006). The genus Leptophytum (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) on the Pacific coast of North America. Phycologia 45: 71-115.

Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Vinogradova, K.L. (2010). Taxonomic review of the Corallinales (Rhodophyta) in the northern Russian seas. Botanicheskii Zhurnal (St. Petersburg) 95(5): 667-681, 6 pls.

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