Lithothamnion brachycladum Foslie 1900: 3
Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). New or critical calcareous algae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1899(5): 1-34.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum brachycladum (Foslie) W.H.Adey
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: St Helena [Island] (Woelkerling 1998: 332). Holotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated; dredged off St. Helena, presented [to BM] by W.H. Surton. BM algal box collection 30 (including a label from Foslie with the number 10 and the name on it). (Woelkerling 1998: 332). Notes: Holotype fragments: TRH C16-3249, British Museum no. 10, includes slides 336 and 1360; PC, British Museum no. 10, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym). Athanasiadis & Ballantine (2014: Appendix I:1) insist that the holotype is in TRH and the BM material is an isotype.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1: 1-46, 13 figs.
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.
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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 April 2019.