Lithothamnion speciosum ( )
Lithothamnion speciosum (Foslie) Foslie 1907: 16
Published in: Foslie, M. (1907). Algologiske notiser IV. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1907(6): 1-30.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum engelhartii (Foslie) W.H.Adey
Type locality: "Grahamstown" [probably near Port Alfred, Cape Province], South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 256). Holotype: Becker; v.1899; no habitat data on type. TRH B17-2591 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 348). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Foslie (1929: 46).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), showy, splendid (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 17 July 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 18 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 25 September 2018.