Lithothamnion stroemfeltii f. tenuissimum , nom. illeg.
Lithothamnion stroemfeltii f. tenuissimum Foslie 1895: 145, nom. illeg.
Published in: Foslie, M. (1895). The Norwegian forms of Lithothamnion. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1894: 29-208, 23 pls.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon lenormandii (Areschoug) W.H.Adey
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The name Lithothamnion stroemfeltii f. tenuissimum first appeared in the independently paginated offprint (5 December 1895) and subsequently (30 December 1895) on p. 173 of the journal version of Foslie (1895) (see Woelkerling 1993: 277 for details).
As noted by Düwel & Wegeberg (1966: 472-473), it is a superfluous and thus illegitimate name for Lithophylum lenormandii f. laeve Foslie. The latter name is typified by the type of Lithophyllum laeve Strömfelt (Adey et al. 2001: 192). The holotype of L. laeve was considered by Düwel & Wegeberg (1996) to be demonstrably ambiguous and not critically identifiable for purposes of the precise application of a name to a taxon, necessitating designation of an epitype. Based on the study of relevant types and other specimens, Düwel & Wegeberg (1996) concluded that the designated epitype of Leptophytum laeve Adey (1966) was conspecific with the type of Phymatolithon lenormandii. - (24 Feb 2013) -
This is a marine species.
Adey, W.H. (1966). The genera Lithothamnium, Leptophytum (nov. gen.) and Phymatolithon in the Gulf of Maine. Hydrobiologia 28: 321-370, 112 figs, tables I-VI.
Adey, W.H., Athanasiadis, A. & Lebednik, P.A. (2001). Re-instatement of Leptophytum and its type Leptophytum laeve: taxonomy and biogeography of the genera Leptophytum and Phymatolithon (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 36: 191-204.
Düwel, L. & Wegeberg, S. (1996). The typification and status of Leptophytum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 35: 470-483.
Woelkerling, W.J. (1993). Type collections of Corallinales (Rhodophyta) in the Foslie Herbarium (TRH). Gunneria 67: 1-289, 8 tables.
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