Leptophytum acervatum ( ) Y.M.Chamberlain &
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon acervatum (Foslie) W.H.Adey
Lithothamnion acervatum Foslie
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
See Wilkes & Woelkerling (1994) and Adey, Athanasidis & Lebednik (2001).
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
This is a marine species.
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.
Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 31 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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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. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 January 2019.