Goniolithon frutescens f. congestum
Goniolithon frutescens f. congestum Foslie 1903: 468, pl. XXV: fig. 5 (as 'congesta' )
Published in: Foslie, M. (1903). The lithothamnia of the Maldives and Lacadives. In: The fauna and geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes. Vol. 1. (Gardiner, J.S. Eds), pp. 460-471. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Goniolithon is Goniolithon papillosum (Zanardini ex Hauck) Foslie.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Neogoniolithon brassica-florida (Harvey) Setchell & L.R.Mason
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), becoming shrubby (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Silva et al. (1996) this taxon apparently lies within the circumscription of Neogoniolithon brassica-florida but has not yet been transferred or reduced to synonmy
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Malediverne" [Male Atoll, Maldives] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 262). Lectotype: Gardiner; iv.1900; no habitat given. TRH A12-659 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 99). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Woelkerling (1993: 59)
Source of current name
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: 03 August 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 10 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 December 2019.