Phymatolithon ferox ( ) & E.Van der Merwe
Phymatolithon ferox (Foslie) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe 2014: 180, figs 22-38, 76
Published in: Van der Merwe, E. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2014). The genus Phymatolithon (Hapalidiaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in South Africa, including species previously ascribed to Leptophytum. South African Journal of Botany 90: 170-192.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Lithothamnion ferox Foslie
Holotype locality: Natal, South Africa (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 119). Holotype: Foslie slide 706. Printz 1929: pl. 4. fig. 9 (as Lithothamnion ): A. Weber van Bosse; no colelction date; no habitat data on type. TRH B15-2357 (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 119). Notes: The holotype figured by Printz has been broken into two pieces.
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), very thorny, fierce (Stearn 1973).
Lithothamnion ferox Foslie 1907
Mesophyllum ferox (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
Leptophytum ferox (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats 1994
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Leptophytum ferox (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats)
Africa: Mozambique (Chamberlain & Keats 1994), Namibia (Chamberlain & Keats 1994, Rull Lluch 2002, John et al. 2004), South Africa (Chamberlain & Keats 1994, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
Indian Ocean Islands: Comoros and Mayotte (Chamberlain & Keats 1994).
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 October 2018.