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Lithophyllum discoideum Foslie 1900

Publication details
Lithophyllum discoideum Foslie 1900: 73

Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). Calcareous algae from Fuegia. pp. 65-75 (preprint). Stockholm: Kungl. Boktryckeriet, P.A. Nordstedt & Söner.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pneophyllum discoideum (Foslie) Puckree-Padua, Maneveldt & P.W.Gabrielson

Type information
Lectotype locality: Mouth of Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 73). Lectotype: P.Dusén; February 1896; TRH A9-449 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 73). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Adey & Lebednik (1967: 24). "see Adey 1970: 24 for typification" (Chamberlain (1994: 148). "It is uncertain whether Tierra del Fuego refers to Tierra del Fuego Island or the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, and it also is uncertain whether the material was collected in Chile or Argentina." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 73). LT designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik, 1967 (see Puckree-Padua et al, 2020; INA).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), discoid.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
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.

Source of current name
Puckree-Padua, C, Gabrielson, P.W., Hughey, J.R. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2020). DNA sequencing of type material reveals Pneophylllum marlothii comb. nov. from South Africa and P. discoideum comb. nov. (Chamberlanoideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from Argentina. Journal of Phycology 56(6): 1625-1641, 6 figs, 3 tables.

Key references
Adey, W.H. & Lebednik, P.A. (1967). Catalog of the Foslie Herbarium. pp. 1-92. Trondheim, Norge: Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab Museet. [in English]

Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) D. Penrose comb. nov., P. keatsii sp. nov., Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D. Penrose et Woelkerling and S. impar (Foslie) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa. Phycologia 33: 141-157, 63 figs, 1 table.

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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