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
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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 18 November 2018.