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Pneophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) Y.M.Chamberlain & R.E.Norris

Publication details
Pneophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) Y.M.Chamberlain & R.E.Norris 1994: 10, figs. 1-45

Published in: Chamberlain, Y.M. & Norris, R.E. (1994). Pneophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) comb. nov., a mastophoroid crustose coralline red algal epiphyte from Natal, South Africa. Phycologia 33: 8-18, 45 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pneophyllum is Pneophyllum fragile K├╝tzing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Melobesia amplexifrons Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Port Natal, Durban, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 266). Lectotype: Guienzius; no date; epiphytic on Gelidium. TCD (Woelkerling & Campbell 1992: 98, fig. 63A). Notes: Designated by Woelkerling & Campbell (1992: 98). Isotype: BM. Epiphytic on Gelidium pteridifolium Norris, Hommersand & Fredericq; Isolectotypes: TCD, BM (Chamberlain & Norris 1994: 10).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Melobesia amplexifrons Harvey 1849
Lithophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) Heydrich 1897

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum pseudolichenoides Heydrich 1902
Lithothamnion pseudolichenoides (Heydrich) Lemoine 1910

Taxonomic notes
See Woelkerling & Campbell (1992: 99).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Abundant intertidally in rock pools, epiphytic on leaves and stems of the seagrass Thalassodendron ciliatum, also epiphytic on a number of intertidal algae, including Gelidium pteridifolium, Chamaedoris delphinii and Halimeda sp. (Chamberlain & Norris 1994: 10).

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Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

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Chamberlain, Y.M. & Norris, R.E. (1994). Pneophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) comb. nov., a mastophoroid crustose coralline red algal epiphyte from Natal, South Africa. Phycologia 33: 8-18, 45 figs.

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