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Lithophyllum africanum Foslie

Publication details
Lithophyllum africanum Foslie 1900: 3

Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). Five new calcareous algae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(3): 1-6.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Porolithon africanum (Foslie) Foslie

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to Africa.

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

Nomenclatural notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
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).

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Key references
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.

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Verified by: 13 September 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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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 22 September 2018.

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