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Lithothamnion discrepans Foslie

Publication details
Lithothamnion discrepans Foslie 1907: 8

Published in: Foslie, M. (1907). Algologiske notiser IV. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1907(6): 1-30.
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Publication date: between 30.ix.1907 and 27.i.1908

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 Mesophyllum engelhartii (Foslie) W.H.Adey

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), differing (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Grahamstown" [probably near Port Alfred, Cape Province, South Africa] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 467). Lectotype: No collector data; communicavit Dr H. Becker; v.1899; no habitat data on type. TRH C18-3332 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 467).

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.

Key references
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.

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.

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.

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