Mesophyllum superpositum ( ) W.H.Adey
Mesophyllum superpositum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970: 26
Published in: Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1: 1-46, 13 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithothamnion crispatum Hauck
Lithothamnion superpositum Foslie
Type locality: "Grahamstown" [probably near Port Alfred, Cape Province, South Africa] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 460). Type: Becker; 1899; no habitat data on type. TRH C16-3294 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 460).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Mesophyllum superpositum (Foslie) W.H.Adey)
Africa: South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
Source of current name
Basso, D., Rodondi, G. & Bressan, G. (2011). A re-description of Lithothamnion crispatum and the status of Lithothamnion superpositum (Rhodophyta, Corallinales). Phycologia 50(2): 144-155.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 April 2014 by Paul Gabrielson
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Paul Gabrielson in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 January 2020.