Lithophyllum africanum Foslie 1900: 3
Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). Five new calcareous algae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(3): 1-6.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Floiophycus africanus (Foslie) R.A.Townsend & Huisman
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to Africa.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Roberta Cowan (e-mail 30 August 2017) comments: "The type specimen of A. africanum. has been investigated by one of us and found to be mixed specimen with elements referable to Sporolithon and Hydrolithon (sensu lato). A reproductive specimen of Hydrolithon is overgrowing a non-reproductive thallus of Sporolithon (as described in the protologue). However slide TRH #1054 shows sori which have been described in the protologue. This name is referrable to Sporolithon africanum NOT the Corallinaceae." - (6 Sep 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Cabo Verde [= Cape Vert], [Sénégal] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 215). Lectotype: Anon.; no date; none given. TRH A27-1559 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 215).
Source of current name
Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
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.
Created: 14 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 March 2019.