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.
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
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 24 March 2019.