Lithothamnion calcareum f. compressum (M'Calla ex )
Lithothamnion calcareum f. compressum (M'Calla ex Harvey) Foslie 1897: 258 (as 'compressa' )
Published in: Foslie, M. (1897). Einige Bemerkungen über Melobesieae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15: 252-260.
Type locality: probably Roundstone Bay, Ireland. Notes: Type seeminly not designated, but type material of McCalla may be in TCD or DBN (Stafleu & Cowan 1981: 212; Woelkering et al. 2005: 395). Harvey's coralline algae may have not survived.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Generally referred to Phymatolithon calcareum but in the absence of a designated type, its identity cannot be certain. - (19 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
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: 03 April 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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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 24 September 2018.