Lithothamnion erubescens f. prostratum
Lithothamnion erubescens f. prostratum Foslie 1901: 3 (as 'prostrata' )
Published in: Foslie, M. (1901). New Melobesieae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(6): 1-24.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melyvonnea erubescens (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), blushing, reddening, rose (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
"... originally described as Lithothamnion erubescens f. f. prostrata (Foslie 1901a: 3) but subsequently (Foslie 1904c: 5) raised to species rank and redescribed as Lithothamnion incertum with a nomenclaturally allowable change in epithet from prostrata (used by Foslie in the rank of forma) to incertum (used by Foslie in the rank of species)." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 450). - (20 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Type locality: Bermuda [no other locality data] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 450). Holotype: No collector data; no date indicated; no habitat data on type. TRH C15-3238 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 450).
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: 20 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 August 2015 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 22 January 2019.