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Lithothamnion orbiculatum Foslie 1895

Publication details
Lithothamnion orbiculatum Foslie 1895: 171, pl. 22: figs 10, 11

Published in: Foslie, M. (1895). The Norwegian forms of Lithothamnion. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1894: 29-208, 23 pls.
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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 Lithophyllum orbiculatum (Foslie) Foslie

Type information
Lectotype locality: Kristiansund, Norway (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 84). Lectotype: Ekman, ex Herb. Areschoug (S); TRH A6-285 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 56). Notes: Lectotype locality fide Adey & Lebednik, 1967: 21 and Woelkerling, 1993: 164 (Silva et al. 1996: 249). "Ekman; [Norway]; Kristiansund; [no habitat data]; [no date]; slide 207; ex herb. Aresch. Riksmus. Stockholm [S]; pfa: Foslie 1895a, pl. 22, fig. 10; [Note: Lectotype of Lithothamnion orbiculatum Foslie. Additional data — Chamberlain, Irvine & Waker 1991: 150, and Woelkerling 1993: 164 (who mistakenly lists collector as ‘Eckman’). Box marked ‘største stk. af ekspl. tilbagesendt Riksmus. Stholm [= largest piece of specimen returned to Riksmuseum Stockholm (S)]’. No collection date is on box, but protologue indicates sample was collected in 1855. Collection includes annotation slip from M. Lemoine dated 'iii.1984' that reads: 'the anatomy of this specimen is not like that of "Lpm. orbiculatum” as described by Adey 1966 (Hydrobiologia XXVII). Foslie’s plant is more like Lpm. incrustans Philippi’];" Woelkering et al. (2005: 56)

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), orbicular (Stearn 1973).

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
Foslie, M. (1900). Revised systematical survey of the Melobesieae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(5): 1-22.

Key references
Chamberlain, Y.M., Irvine, L.M. & Walker, R. (1991). A redescription of Lithophyllum orbiculatum (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) in the British Isles and a reassessment of generic delimitation in the Lithophylloideae. British Phycological Journal 26: 149-167, 43 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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