Lithophyllum frondosum ( ) G. , & Alongi 1996
Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
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Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi 1996: 117-121, fig. 1
Published in: Furnari, F., Cormaci, M. & Alongi, G. (1996). Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta): the species to which Mediterranean 'Pseudolithophyllum expansum' should be referred. European Journal of Phycology 31: 117-122, 11 figs, 2 tables.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck
Melobesia frondosa Dufour
Lectotype locality: San Nazzaro, Genoa, Italy (Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi 1996: 121). Lectotype: L. Dufour; date not indicated; PC unnumbered, Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (algal fascicle 132, filed under Lithophyllum expansum); designated by Woelkerling, Penrose & Chamberlain, 1993: 327 (Woelkerling 1998: 372).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), leafy.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The names Pseudolithophyllum expansum and Lithophyllum expansum were misapplied to this species by Lemoine (1924) and other Mediterranean authors (Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi, 1996).
Womersley (1996: 233: cites this as an accepted name. - (7 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
On rock, or occasionally on molluscs, algae or seagrasses or unattached; occurs in intertidal pools and along reef edges in heavy surf and subtidally to depths of 13 m (Womersley 1996: 237).
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (1999). The taxonomic status of Lithophyllum stictaeforme (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) and its generic position in light of phylogenetic considerations. Nordic Journal of Botany 19: 735-745.
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
Villas-Boas, A.B., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Amado-Filho, G.M., Maneveldt, G.W. & de O. Figueiredo, M.A. (2009). Rhodolith-forming species of Lithophyllum (Corallinales; Rhodophyta) from Espírito Santo State, Brazil, including the description of L. depressum sp. nov.. Phycologia 48(4): 237-248, 21 figs, 2 tables.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. -392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 17 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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Furnari, F., Cormaci, M. & Alongi, G. (1996). Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta): the species to which Mediterranean 'Pseudolithophyllum expansum' should be referred. European Journal of Phycology 31: 117-122, 11 figs, 2 tables.
Garrabou, J. & Ballesteros, E. (2000). Growth of Mesophyllum alternans and Lithophyllum frondosum (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the northwestern Mediterranean. European Journal of Phycology 35: 1-10, 8 figs, 2 tables.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 April 2021.