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Lithothamnion purpurascens (Foslie) Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion purpurascens (Foslie) Foslie 1907: 13, footnote

Published in: Foslie, M. (1907). Algologiske notiser III. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1906(8): 1-34.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum funafutiense (Foslie) Verheij

Basionym
Lithothamnion funafutiense f. purpurascens Foslie

Type information
Lectotype locality: nordsiden af [=north side of] Siambugten [= Gulf of Siam, now the Gulf of Thailand], Thailand (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 318). Lectotype: Schmidt; 7.iii.1900; encrusting on a coral reef. TRH B15-2377 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 318).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), purplish, becoming purple (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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 17 November 2018.

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