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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.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

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. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 August 2019.

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