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.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
(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).
Created: 31 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 31 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 March 2019.