Lithothamnion imbricatum Dickie 1877: 486
Published in: Dickie, G. (1877). Supplemental notes on algae collected by H.N. Moseley, M.A., of H.M.S. "Challenger" from various localities. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 15: 486-489.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum imbricatum (Dickie) W.H.Adey
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
"...unknowingly redescribed as Lithothamnion dickiei by Foslie (1900a: 7) who thought that Dickie%u2019s name was only an herbarium name. Later, Foslie (190b: 12) corrected his mistake and recognized L. imbricatum as a distinct species]." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 449). - (20 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Papeete harbor, Tahiti (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 258). Holotype: H. Moseley; date not indicated; BM algal box collection 1017 (Woelkerling 1998: 348). Notes: Holotype fragment: TRH, British Museum no. 13, includes slides 339 and 1610. isotype: PC, unnumbered, Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (box collection, filed under Lithothamnion imbricatum).
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.
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: 23 May 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 348 times since it was created.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=18667
Cite this record as:
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 21 September 2018.