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

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 patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Heydrich
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Lithothamnion patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Heydrich
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

 

Liagora crassa Levring

Synarthrophyton patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) R.A.Townsend Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
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Publication details
Lithothamnion patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Heydrich 1897: 413

Published in: Heydrich, F. (1897). Melobesiae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15: 403-420, pl. XVIII [18].
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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 patena J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Flat Point (near Castlepoint), New Zealand (Womersley 1996: 209). Lectotype: Colenso collection No. 1331; TCD (Womersley 1996: 209). Notes: Designated by Chapman & Parkinson (1974, pl. 72). The type locality in included in the collecting notes of Colenso as "1330. Sea-green alga, with Lithophyta, (beautiful sp.) from Te Unuunu, nr Castlepoint, E.Coast 1331. Red alga, from ditto: (splendid specimen)" Te Unuunu is a coastal mountain south of Castlepoint; the nearest point on the coast is also known as either Te Unuunu or Flat Point (W. Nelson & A. Athansiadis, pers. comm.).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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
Lemoine, [M.] (1920). Botanische Ergebnisse der schwedischen Expedition nach Patagonien und dem Feuerlande 1907-1909. VII. Les Mélobésiées. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar 61(4): 1-17, 1 plate.

Levring, T. (1945). Marine algae from some Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift, N.F., Avd. 2 41(7): 1-36, 1 pl.

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.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.

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