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Lithophyllum alternans Me.Lemoine

Publication details
Lithophyllum alternans Me.Lemoine 1929: 64, pl. 1: fig. 3; pl. 2: fig. 9

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), alternating (Stearn 1992).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Goniolithon alternans (M.Lemoine) Setchell & Mason 1943

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: James Bay, James Island, Galapagos Islands (Woelkerling 1998: 301). Lectotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated but material forms part of the St George Expedition of 1923-1924 associated with C. Crossland; BM algal box collection 304 (Woelkerling 1998: 301). Notes: Isolectotypes: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); BM, algal box collections 305, 1001, 1044. Paratypes: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); BM, algal box collections 306, 328, 861, 1044.

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Key references
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.

Created: 30 December 2001 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 August 2014 by Paul Gabrielson

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References
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Garrabou, J. & Ballesteros, E. (2000). Growth of Mesophyllum alternans and Lithophyllum frondosum (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the northwestern Mediterranean. European Journal of Phycology 35: 1-10, 8 figs, 2 tables.

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Paul Gabrielson in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 November 2018.

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