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Lithothamnion purpureum P.Crouan & H.Crouan

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithothamniaceae
Tribe Lithothamnieae
Genus Lithothamnion

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Lithothamnion purpureum P.Crouan & H.Crouan
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; plants at MLWS. 18 Apr 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Lithothamnion purpureum P.Crouan & H.Crouan
Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower intertidal rock under Fucus. 04 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Phymatolithon purpureum (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Woelkerling & L.M.Irvine Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; plants at MLWS
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Lithothamnion purpureum P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1867: 150, pl. 20: fig. 133 bis: 1-5

Published in: Crouan, P.L. & Crouan, H.M. (1867). Florule du Finistère contenant les descriptions de 360 espèces nouvelles de sporogames, de nombreuses observations et une synonymic des plantes cellulaires et vasculaires qui croissent spontanément dans ce département, accompagnées de trente-deux planches où est représentée l'organographie, faite sur l'état vif, des fruits et des tissus de 198 genres d'algues avec la plante grandeur naturelle ou réduite plus une planche supplémentaire où sont figures 24 champignons nouveaux. pp. [i]-x, [1]-262, frontisp., pi. 1-31, + 1 suppl. pl., coloured liths. by H. Crouan. Paris & Brest: Friedrich Klincksieck & J.B. et A. Lefournier.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon purpureum (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Woelkerling & L.M.Irvine

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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Perhaps synonymous with Phymatolithon purpureum (Athanasiadis 2016: 247). - (2 Oct 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Mingant, near Brest, Finistère, France (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 266). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Woelkerling & L. Irvine (1986: 69, 71)

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Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. & Irvine, L.M. (1986). The typification and status of Phymatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 21: 55-80, 18 figs.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 November 2018.

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