Lithothamnion laeve ( )
Lithothamnion laeve (Foslie) Foslie 1898: 7
Published in: Foslie, M. (1898). List of species of the Lithothamnia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(3): 1-11.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Leptophytum laeve Adey
Holotype locality: Eyrarbakki, Iceland (Adey, Athanasiadis & Lebednik 2001: 192). Holotype: G. Strömfelt’; 4 September 1883; on intertidal rocks and pebbles. S (Adey, Athanasiadis & Lebednik 2001: 192). Notes: A single slide annotated ‘Lithophyl. laeve n. sp. Sporangia Eyr... på sten in fjâre 4/9 83 G. Strömfelt’.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), smooth, free from uneveness, hairs or roughness (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Basionym not cited (INA). According to Woelkering et al. (2005: 250), "originally described as Lithophyllum laeve (Strömfelt 1886: 21) (a later homonym of Lithophyllum laeve Kützing 1847: 33), but then (Foslie 1891a:44) reduced to the rank of form and treated as Lithophyllum lenormandii f. laeve, and then (Foslie 1898b: 7) re-elevated to the rank of species and transferred into Lithothamnion, as Lithothamnion laeve, where Foslie retained it in publication]." - (22 Mar 2012) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithothamnion laeve (Foslie) Foslie)
Arctic: Canada (Arctic) (Lee 1980).
Europe: Norway (Jaasund 1965).
Atlantic Islands: Greenland (Lund 1959).
Source of current name
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..
Adey, W.H., Athanasiadis, A. & Lebednik, P.A. (2001). Re-instatement of Leptophytum and its type Leptophytum laeve: taxonomy and biogeography of the genera Leptophytum and Phymatolithon (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 36: 191-204.
Created: 05 March 1999 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 21 April 2019.