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Leptophytum acervatum (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats

Publication details
Leptophytum acervatum (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 111-115, figs 1-31

Published in: Chamberlain, Y.M. & Keats, D.W. (1994). Three melobesioid crustose coralline red algae from South Africa: Leptophytum acervatum (Foslie) comb. nov., L. foveatum sp. nov. and L. ferox (Foslie) comb. nov.. Phycologia 33: 111-133, 105 figs, 2 tables.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Leptophytum is Leptophytum laeve Adey.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon acervatum (Foslie) W.H.Adey

Basionym
Lithothamnion acervatum Foslie

Type information
Lectotype locality: Natal, South Africa (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 111). Lectotype: A. Weber-van Bosse ; 1893; TRH B1-1607 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 226). Notes: Syntype: TRH, Knysna, Cape Province, South Africa, A. WvB, Foslie slide 704: Printz 1929, pl. I, fig. 14. fig. 6.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), heaped (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
See Wilkes & Woelkerling (1994) and Adey, Athanasidis & Lebednik (2001).

Habitat notes
Occurring characteristically on small stones in low littoral pools, also recorded down to 8 m depth (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 112). - (8 Apr 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Van der Merwe, E. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2014). The genus Phymatolithon (Hapalidiaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in South Africa, including species previously ascribed to Leptophytum. South African Journal of Botany 90: 170-192.

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References
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Chamberlain, Y.M. & Keats, D.W. (1994). Three melobesioid crustose coralline red algae from South Africa: Leptophytum acervatum (Foslie) comb. nov., L. foveatum sp. nov. and L. ferox (Foslie) comb. nov.. Phycologia 33: 111-133, 105 figs, 2 tables.

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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 20 September 2018.

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