Lithophyllum melobesioides P.Crouan & H.Crouan ex Me.Lemoine 1953

Publication Details
Lithophyllum melobesioides P.Crouan & H.Crouan ex Me.Lemoine 1953: 55, text-fig. 18

Published in: Hamel, G. & Lemoine, Mme P. [=M.] (1953). Corallinacées de France et d'Afrique du Nord. Archives du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris), série 7 1: 15-136.

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 Phymatolithon lamii (Me.Lemoine) Y.M.Chamberlain.

Type Information
Type locality: France: Finistère: Brest (on porcelain); (Index Nominum Algarum) Lectotype (Chamberlain, 1991: fig. 4) : dredged from Rade de Brest (on porcelain) (epitype) P.-L. & H.-M Crouan; January 1859 and February 1869; CO (Herb. Crouan); crust (fig. 4) on the largest of a number of porcelain fragments (Chamberlain 1991: 222, figs 4, 5 (photographs)) Notes: Lectotype: CO. As Lithothamnion melobesioides, coll. P.-L. & H.-M. Crouan, Dragué Rade de Brest, Janvier 1859 et Février 1869 (Chamberlain, 1991: 222, figs 4, 5 (photos)).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 05 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 October 2017

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