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Lithothamnion madagascarense (Foslie) Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion madagascarense (Foslie) Foslie 1906: 19 (as 'madagascarensis' )

Published in: Foslie, M. (1906). Den botaniske samling [The botanical collection]. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Aarsberetning 1905: 17-24.

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 Melyvonnea madagascariensis (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine

Basionym
Lithothamnion erubescens f. madagascarense Foslie

Type information
Type locality: [Fort Dauphin] Madagascar (Woelkerling 1998: 343). Holotype: Ferlus; date not indicated; no habitat data on type. PC unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym) (Woelkerling 1998: 343). Notes: Holotype fragment: TRH, C15-3240, includes slide 689, ex Mus. d'hist. Nat. Paris [PC].

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.

Key references
Sissini, M.N., Oliveira, M.C., Gabrielson, P.W., Robinson, N.M., Okolodkov, Y.B., Rodríguez, R.R. & Horta, P.A. (2014). Mesophyllum erubescens (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) — so many species in one epithet. Phytotaxa 190(1): 299-319, 11 figs.

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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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.

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