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Lithothamnion laeve (Foslie) Foslie 1898

Publication details
Lithothamnion laeve (Foslie) Foslie 1898: 7

Published in: Foslie, M. (1898). List of species of the Lithothamnia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(3): 1-11.
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Publication date: 24.xii.1898

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 Leptophytum laeve Adey

Lithophyllum lenormandii f. laeve Foslie

Type information
Holotype locality: Eyrarbakki, Iceland (Adey, Athanasiadis & Lebednik 2001: 192). Holotype: G. Strömfelt’; 4 September 1883; on intertidal rocks and pebbles. S (Adey, Athanasiadis & Lebednik 2001: 192). Notes: A single slide annotated ‘Lithophyl. laeve n. sp. Sporangia Eyr... på sten in fjâre 4/9 83 G. Strömfelt’.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), smooth, free from uneveness, hairs or roughness (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Basionym not cited (INA). According to Woelkering et al. (2005: 250), "originally described as Lithophyllum laeve (Strömfelt 1886: 21) (a later homonym of Lithophyllum laeve Kützing 1847: 33), but then (Foslie 1891a:44) reduced to the rank of form and treated as Lithophyllum lenormandii f. laeve, and then (Foslie 1898b: 7) re-elevated to the rank of species and transferred into Lithothamnion, as Lithothamnion laeve, where Foslie retained it in publication]." - (22 Mar 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..

Key references
Adey, W.H., Athanasiadis, A. & Lebednik, P.A. (2001). Re-instatement of Leptophytum and its type Leptophytum laeve: taxonomy and biogeography of the genera Leptophytum and Phymatolithon (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 36: 191-204.

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