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Spongites impar (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain

Publication details
Spongites impar (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain 1994: 152, figs 47-63

Published in: Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) D. Penrose comb. nov., P. keatsii sp. nov., Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D. Penrose et Woelkerling and S. impar (Foslie) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa. Phycologia 33: 141-157, 63 figs, 1 table.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spongites is Spongites fruticulosus K├╝tzing.

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

Basionym
Lithophyllum impar Foslie

Type information
Holotype locality: Natal or between Natal and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Chamberlain 1994: 153). Holotype: A. Weber-van Bosse; 1893; TRH A3-146 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 40). Notes: Chamberlain (1994: 153) notes that as indicated on the specimens, there is some doubt as to whether Mme Weber van Bosse collected this material in Natal or Cape Province; the species has never subsequently been observed in Natal, and it is more likely to have been the latter.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum impar Foslie 1909

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum marlothii f. subplicatum Foslie 1902

Nomenclatural notes
According to Index Nominum Algarum, Lithophyllum impar Foslie 1909: 13 is a new name (L. marlottii f. subplicatum Foslie 1902: 19). - (15 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Occurring on intertidal rocks on shores exposed to strong wave action, forming a distinct, yellowish band immediately above the Patella cochlear Born/Spongites yendoi band (Chamberlain 1994: 153).

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Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) D. Penrose comb. nov., P. keatsii sp. nov., Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D. Penrose et Woelkerling and S. impar (Foslie) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa. Phycologia 33: 141-157, 63 figs, 1 table.

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