Leptophytum foveatum Y.M.Chamberlain &
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon foveatum (Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Leptophyton foveatum Y. M. Chamb. & Keats (John et al., 2004).
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
This is a marine species.
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).
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.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 31 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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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 23 September 2018.