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Lithothamnion kaiseri Heydrich 1897

Publication details
Lithothamnion kaiseri Heydrich 1897: 64-66, pl. III: figs. 8, 12, 13 (as ''kaiserii'' )

Published in: Heydrich, F. (1897). Corallinaceae, insbesondere Melobesieae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15: 34-70, 3 figs, pl. III.
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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 kaiseri (Heydrich) Heydrich

Named for the the collector, Dr. A. Kaiser.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Distributional notes
Known only from the Red Sea (Basso et al. 2015: 189). - (14 Jul 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
On exposed reef crests to 3 m depth. Epiphytes and endophytes observed in specimens from the Caribbean Sea (Hernandez-Kantun, 2016: 625). - (12 Jan 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: El Tor, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt (Basso & al.: 188). Lectotype: Dr A. Kaiser; on Corals. TRH A20-1264 (Basso & al.: 188). Notes: Basso et al. (2015: 188). "LECTOTYPE: TRH, A20-1264 (Fig. 4), exclusively the small specimen in the box of the syntype of Heydrich no. 60, including thin section 6, is designated here as lectotype of Lithophyllum kaiseri (arrow on right in Fig. 4D). The larger specimen and the thin section 1150 are here excluded from the type material of Lithophyllum kaiseri. Details of the nomenclatural history are reported by Woelkerling 1993: 132; Woelkerling et al. 2005: 170." Isolectotype: NY 00945463; exclusively the largest specimen in the box is designated (by Hernandez-Kantun 2016: 625) as an isolectotype.

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Source of current name
Heydrich, F. (1897). Melobesiae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15: 403-420, pl. XVIII [18].

Key references
Basso, D., Caragnano, A., Le Gall, L. & Rodondi, G. (2015). The genus Lithophyllum in the north-western Indian Ocean, with description of L. yemenense sp. nov., L. socotraense sp. nov., L. subplicatum comb. et stat. nov., and the resumed L. affine, L. kaiseri, and L. subreduncum (Rhodophyta, Corallinales). Phytotaxa 208(3): 183-200, 12 figs.

Hernandez-Kantun, J.J., Gabrielson, P., Hughey, J.R., Pezzolesi, L., Rindio, F., Robinson, N.M., Peña, V., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Le Gall, L. & Adey, W. (2016). Reassessment of branched Lithophyllum spp. (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Caribbean Sea with global implications. Phycologia 55(6): 619-639.

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