Lithothamnion fruticulosum var. aemulans & M.
Lithothamnion fruticulosum var. aemulans Foslie & M.Howe 1906: 130
Published in: Foslie, M. & Howe, M.A. (1906). New American coralline algae. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden 4: 128-136, pls 80-93.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melyvonnea aemulans (Foslie & M.Howe) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), small and shrubby.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: San Juan, Puerto Rico, 28 May 1903, coll. M. A. Howe. (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 453). Holotype: M.A. Howe; 28.v.1903; lying free just below low tide mark. TRH 453 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 453). Notes: Part of holotype of Lithothamnion fruticulosum var. aemulans Foslie & Howe; partly in NY.
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.
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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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 20 February 2019.