Lithophyllum tortuosum ( )
Lithophyllum tortuosum (Esper) Foslie 1900: 20
Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). Revised systematical survey of the Melobesieae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(5): 1-22.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Me.Lemoine
Millepora tortuosa Esper
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea Lectotype: no collectors given; no date; FR un-numbered (Woelkerling, Chamberlain & Silva 1985: 322). Notes: Designated by Woelkerling et al. (1985: 322).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bent or twisted in different directions, involved, complicated (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Babbini & Bressan (1997) this species is a synonym of Lithophyllum lichenoides Philippi. Following Furnari et al. (1999: 45), Lithophyllum tortuosum (Esper) Foslie is a nomenclatural synonym of Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Lemoine (citing Woelkerling et al., 1985: 332). However, it was erroneously applied to specimens referable to Lithophyllum byssoides (Woelkerling 1998: 258).
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J., Chamberlain, Y.M. & Silva, P.C. (1985). A taxonomic and nomenclatural reassessment of Tenarea, Titanoderma and Dermatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) based on studies of type and other critical specimens. Phycologia 24: 317-337, 39 figs, 2 tables.
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. -596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.
Created: 09 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 18 September 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Lovric, A.Z. (1971). Lithophyllum tortuosum ssp. ercegovicii new
subspecies rediscovered in the Kvarner Gulf, northern Adriatic. Acta Botanica Croatica 30: 109-112.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 January 2019.