Lithothamnion speciosum ( )
Lithothamnion speciosum (Foslie) Foslie 1907: 16
Published in: Foslie, M. (1907). Algologiske notiser IV. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1907(6): 1-30.
Publication date: between 30.ix.1907 and 27.i.1908
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum engelhartii (Foslie) W.H.Adey
Type locality: "Grahamstown" [probably near Port Alfred, Cape Province], South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 256). Holotype: Becker; v.1899; no habitat data on type. TRH B17-2591 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 348). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Foslie (1929: 46).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), showy, splendid (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 17 July 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 18 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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