Lithothamnion versicolor Foslie 1907: 3
Published in: Foslie, M. (1907). Algologiske notiser III. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1906(8): 1-34.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum engelhartii (Foslie) W.H.Adey
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), changing colour, variously coloured (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Holotype locality: Port Phillip Heads, Victoria, Australia (Woelkerling & Harvey 1993: 600). Holotype: J. Gabriel; xii.1906; TRH C16-3297 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 461).
Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. & Harvey, A. (1993). An account of southern Australian species of Mesophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 6: 571-637, 31 figs, 5 tables.
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
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Verified by: 21 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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