Lithothamnion capense ( )
Lithothamnion capense (Rosanoff) Foslie 1898: 7
Published in: Foslie, M. (1898). List of species of the Lithothamnia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(3): 1-11.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum capense (Rosanoff) Y.M.Chamberlain
Lithophyllum capense Rosanoff
Type locality: Cape Agulhas, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 273). Lectotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated; no habitat data on type. CN Hohenhacker specimen 236 in Algae Marinae Siccatae, specimen in the Lenormand herbarium; designated by Chamberlain in Woelkerling & Verheij, 1995: 38 (Woelkerling 1998: 306). Notes: Isolectotypes: PC, unnumbered, Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (algal fascicle 131, filed under Lithothamnion); BM, sheet collections, unnumbered (filed under Lithophyllum); L (see Woelkerling & Verheij, 1995: 38). Collector: R.F. Hohenacker, Alg. Mar. Sic. no. 236; Lectotype fide Chamberlain in W.J Woelkerling & E. Verheij, Blumea 40:38. 1995: Y.M. Chamberlain, Cryptogamie Algologie 21: 376, fig.1, 2000 (INA).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Silva et al. (1996) this taxon apparently lies within the circumscription of Synarthrophyton patena but has not yet been transferred or reduced to synonmy
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. (2000). Mesophyllum capense (Rosanoff) comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa. Cryptogamie Algologie 21(4): 365-379, 31 figs, 2 table.
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
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