Lithophyllum impar Foslie 1909: 13
Published in: Foslie, M. (1909). Algologiske notiser VI. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1909(2): 1-63.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Spongites impar (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Lithophyllum impar Foslie (1909: 13) is a new name for L. marlottii f. subplicatum Foslie, 1902. (Woelkering et al. 2005: 40) - (15 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Holotype locality: Natal or between Natal and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Chamberlain 1994: 153). Holotype: A. Weber-van Bosse; 1893; TRH A3-146 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 40). Notes: Chamberlain (1994: 153) notes that as indicated on the specimens, there is some doubt as to whether Mme Weber van Bosse collected this material in Natal or Cape Province; the species has never subsequently been observed in Natal, and it is more likely to have been the latter.
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.
Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) D. Penrose comb. nov., P. keatsii sp. nov., Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D. Penrose et Woelkerling and S. impar (Foslie) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa. Phycologia 33: 141-157, 63 figs, 1 table.
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.
Created: 18 September 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 31 July 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 22 November 2019.