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Leptophytum foveatum Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats

Publication details
Leptophytum foveatum Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 115, figs 32-48

Published in: Chamberlain, Y.M. & Keats, D.W. (1994). Three melobesioid crustose coralline red algae from South Africa: Leptophytum acervatum (Foslie) comb. nov., L. foveatum sp. nov. and L. ferox (Foslie) comb. nov.. Phycologia 33: 111-133, 105 figs, 2 tables.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Leptophytum is Leptophytum laeve Adey.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon foveatum (Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe

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

Nomenclatural notes
Leptophyton foveatum Y. M. Chamb. & Keats (John et al., 2004).

Habitat notes
Forming thin, flat, extremely adherent thalli on rock surfaces at the infralittoral fringe and below, also on shells; Patella argenvillei often occurs on top of L. foveatum thalli (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 116). - (8 Apr 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Holotype locality: Yzerfontein,west coast of western Cape Province, South Africa (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 115). Holotype: fig. 32: YMC & DWK 91/249; 24 November 1991; At the infralittoral fringe, on rock and encircling Dendropoma corallinaceus. L 993.052 539 (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 115).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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.

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References
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Chamberlain, Y.M. & Keats, D.W. (1994). Three melobesioid crustose coralline red algae from South Africa: Leptophytum acervatum (Foslie) comb. nov., L. foveatum sp. nov. and L. ferox (Foslie) comb. nov.. Phycologia 33: 111-133, 105 figs, 2 tables.

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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 19 November 2018.

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