Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie with a characteristic smooth surface and blunt protuberances.
Conceptacles can be seen at the tips of the protuberances; Rowley Shoals, Western Australia
Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie in Weber-van Bosse & Foslie 1904: 18, fig. 8, pl. I: figs 17-20 (as 'prolifer' )
Published in: Weber-van Bosse, A. & Foslie, M. (1904). The Corallinaceae of the Siboga-Expedition Siboga Expeditie Monographie LXI. pp. 1-77, 32 figs, XVI pls. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).
Mesophyllum proliferum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: Lumu-Lumu shoal (Pulau Lumulumu), Borneo Bank, Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 254). Lectotype: L 943.7-40 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 335). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Verheij & Woelkerling (1992: 282).
Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.
Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
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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Verified by: 25 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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