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Lithothamnion erythraeum Rothpletz

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithothamniaceae
Tribe Lithothamnieae
Genus Lithothamnion

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Lithothamnion erythraeum Rothpletz
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 12 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

 

Polysiphonia parvula (C.Agardh) Montagne

Sporolithon erythraeum (Rothpletz) Kylin Hawaii; scale is 5 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Lithothamnion erythraeum Rothpletz 1893: 5 (as 'Lithothamnium' )

Published in: Rothpletz, A. (1893). Ueber eine neue Pflanze (Lithothamnium erythraeum n. sp.) des Rothen Meeres. Botanisches Centralblatt 54: 5-6.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sporolithon erythraeum (Rothpletz) Kylin

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: El Tor, Gulf of Suez, Sinai, Egypt (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 479). Lectotype: no collector data; communicavit Dr H. Beckerex herb. Rothpletz [M, according to Stafleu & Cowan 1983: 927]; no date; no habitat data on type. TRH C19-3409 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 477). Notes: Lectotype designated by Foslie (1904a, pl. 5, legend to fig. 1). (Woelkering et al. 2005: ) remark: "Adey et al. 1982: 48 incorrectly suggest that Rothpletz’s type material was possibly destroyed in Berlin bombings].". The same authors give "Lectotype: TRH, C19-3438 (see below)" on p. 477, but TRH C19-3409 as lectotype on p. 480; the latter is likely correct.

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Source of current name
Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.

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