Lithophyllum hyperellum f. fastigiata , nom. illeg.
Lithophyllum hyperellum f. fastigiata Foslie 1900: 27, nom. illeg.
Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). New or critical calcareous algae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1899(5): 1-34.
Publication date: between 1.i.1900 and 25.vi.1900
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Spongites hyperellus (Foslie) Penrose
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: According to Woelkerling & Campbell (1992: 100), the protologue of Lithophyllum hyperellum (Foslie, 1900a:27) contains accounts of two forms (f. fastigiata and f. heteroidea). They note that Adey in Adey & Lebednik (1967: 19) lectotypified the species with an 1899 Gabriel collection which is marked L. hyperellum f. fastigiata; this means that f. fastigiata must be taken as the typical form of the species and must be known as f. hyperellum and is thus superfluous. - (8 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
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.
Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Spongites Kützing. In: The Marine benthic flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 273-280. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Woelkerling, W.J. & Campbell, S.J. (1992). An account of the southern Australian species of Lithophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 22: 1-107, 63 figs, 13 tables, 4 maps.
Created: 08 April 2009 by Wendy Guiry
Verified by: 31 July 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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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 23 November 2019.