Lithothamnion polymorphum , nom. illeg. 1852
Lithothamnion polymorphum Areschoug 1852: 524, nom. illeg.
Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1852). Ordo XII. Corallineae. In: Species genera et ordines algarum....Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. (Agardh, J.G. Eds), pp. 506-576. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: superfluous substitute name. - (2 Oct 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Although the name refers nomenclaturally to Phymatolithon calcareum, records under this name generally refer to Phymatolithon purpureum.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithothamnion polymorphum Areschoug)
Europe: Balearic Islands (Rodríguez y Femenías 1889, Navarro & Bellón 1945), Britain (Newton 1931), Channel Islands (Lyle 1920), Ireland (Cotton 1912), Norway (Jaasund 1965), Portugal (Ardré 1970), Spain (Lázaro Ibiza 1889), Sweden (Kylin 1944).
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Zinova, A.D. (1955). Opredelitel burykh vodoroslej severnykh morej SSSR [Determination book of the red algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. pp. 1-219 [+ 1], 169 figs. Moscow & Leningrad: Akad. Nauk SSSR.
Created: 08 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 August 2020.