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Lithothamnion erubescens f. prostratum Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion erubescens f. prostratum Foslie 1901: 3 (as 'prostrata' )

Published in: Foslie, M. (1901). New Melobesieae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(6): 1-24.
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Publication date: 18.ii.1901

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 Melyvonnea erubescens (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), blushing, reddening, rose (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
"... originally described as Lithothamnion erubescens f. f. prostrata (Foslie 1901a: 3) but subsequently (Foslie 1904c: 5) raised to species rank and redescribed as Lithothamnion incertum with a nomenclaturally allowable change in epithet from prostrata (used by Foslie in the rank of forma) to incertum (used by Foslie in the rank of species)." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 450). - (20 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

Type information
Type locality: Bermuda [no other locality data] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 450). Holotype: No collector data; no date indicated; no habitat data on type. TRH C15-3238 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 450).

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.

Key references
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.

Created: 20 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 August 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 17 November 2019.

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