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Lithothamnion antarcticum (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Heydrich

Publication details
Lithothamnion antarcticum (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Heydrich 1901: 544

Published in: Heydrich, F. (1901). Die Lithothamnien des Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 529-545, pl XI.

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 Synarthrophyton patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) R.A.Townsend

Basionym
Melobesia verrucata var. antarctica J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Type information
Lectotype locality: Isla Hermite, Cape Horn (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 273). Lectotype: J.D. Hooker; BM unnumbered (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995: 560). Notes: Hermite Island (Cape Horn). Designated by May & Woelkerling (1988: 68).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Melobesia antarctica (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Harvey

Taxonomic notes
Combination previously proposed by Foslie, 1900, K. Norske Vid. Selsk. Skr. 1899(5): 13, with the same Basionym (INA) - (8 Jun 2018) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
May, D.I. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1988). Studies on the genus Synarthrophyton (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) and its type species, S. patena (J.D. Hooker et W.H. Harvey) Townsend. Phycologia 27: 50-71, 40 figs, 3 tables.

Key references
Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1995). An account of southern Australian species of Lithothamnion (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 8: 549-583, 12 figs, 2 tables.

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.

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