Lithothamnion mesomorphum var. ornatum & M.
Lithothamnion mesomorphum var. ornatum Foslie & M.Howe 1906: 129, pl. 80: fig. 2; pl. 90: fig.2
Published in: Foslie, M. & Howe, M.A. (1906). New American coralline algae. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden 4: 128-136, pls 80-93.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum ornatum (Foslie & M.Howe) Athanasiadis
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Cave Cays, Exuma Chain, Bahamas (Woelkerling 1998: 355). Holotype: M.A. Howe; 19.ii.1905; under rock overhang, low littoral. NY Howe no. 4021 (Woelkerling 1998: 355). Notes: Isotypes: PC, Howe no. 4021, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); BM, Howe no. 4021, algal box collection 922; L 942.360-29 (Howe no. 4021); TRH, Howe no4021, includes slide 1579 and two slides numbered Howe 4021.
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (1999). Mesophyllum macedonis, nov. sp. (Rhodophyta, Corallinales), a putative Tethyan relic in the north Aegean Sea. European Journal of Phycology 34: 239-252, 23 figs, 1 table.
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.
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.
Created: 09 March 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 22 September 2015 by Paul Gabrielson
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Paul Gabrielson 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.