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.
Created: 14 September 2014 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry
Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 206 times since it was created.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=150580
Cite this record as:
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.