Mesophyllum ferox ( ) W.H.Adey
Mesophyllum ferox (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970: 24
Published in: Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1: 1-46, 13 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon ferox (Foslie) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe
Lithothamnion ferox Foslie
Holotype locality: Natal, South Africa (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 119). Holotype: Foslie slide 706. Printz 1929: pl. 4. fig. 9 (as Lithothamnion ): A. Weber van Bosse; no colelction date; no habitat data on type. TRH B15-2357 (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 119). Notes: The holotype figured by Printz has been broken into two pieces.
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), very thorny, fierce (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Van der Merwe, E. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2014). The genus Phymatolithon (Hapalidiaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in South Africa, including species previously ascribed to Leptophytum. South African Journal of Botany 90: 170-192.
Created: 11 July 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 31 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2018.