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Lithothamnion brachycladum Foslie

Publication details
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.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum brachycladum (Foslie) W.H.Adey

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
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.

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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.

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.

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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