Phymatolithon ferox ( ) & E.Van der Merwe
Phymatolithon ferox (Foslie) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe 2014: 180, figs 22-38, 76
Published in: Van der Merwe, E. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2014). The genus Phymatolithon (Hapalidiaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in South Africa, including species previously ascribed to Leptophytum. South African Journal of Botany 90: 170-192.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Lithothamnion ferox Foslie
Holotype locality: Natal, South Africa (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 119). Holotype: Foslie slide 706. Printz 1929: pl. 4. fig. 9 (as Lithothamnion ): A. Weber van Bosse; no colelction date; no habitat data on type. TRH B15-2357 (Chamberlain & Keats 1994: 119). Notes: The holotype figured by Printz has been broken into two pieces.
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), very thorny, fierce (Stearn 1973).
Lithothamnion ferox Foslie 1907
Mesophyllum ferox (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
Leptophytum ferox (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain & Keats 1994
Lithothamnion falsellum f. genuina Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion falsellum f. plicatum Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion prolixum Foslie 1908
Lithothamnion prolixum f. plicatum (Foslie) Foslie 1908
Mesophyllum prolixum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
This is a marine species.
Created: 31 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 31 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 149 times since it was created.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=155936
Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 February 2020.