Lithophyllum orbiculatum (Foslie) Foslie 1900

Publication Details
Lithophyllum orbiculatum (Foslie) Foslie 1900: 19

Published in: Foslie, M. (1900). Revised systematical survey of the Melobesieae. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1900(5): 1-22.

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Publication date: between and 31.xii.1900

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Lithothamnion orbiculatum Foslie

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Kristiansund, Norway; (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 84) Lectotype: Ekman, ex Herb. Areschoug (S); TRH; A6-285 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 56) Notes: Lectotype locality fide Adey & Lebednik, 1967: 21 and Woelkerling, 1993: 164 (Silva et al. 1996: 249). "Ekman; [Norway]; Kristiansund; [no habitat data]; [no date]; slide 207; ex herb. Aresch. Riksmus. Stockholm [S]; pfa: Foslie 1895a, pl. 22, fig. 10; [Note: Lectotype of Lithothamnion orbiculatum Foslie. Additional data — Chamberlain, Irvine & Waker 1991: 150, and Woelkerling 1993: 164 (who mistakenly lists collector as ‘Eckman’). Box marked ‘største stk. af ekspl. tilbagesendt Riksmus. Stholm [= largest piece of specimen returned to Riksmuseum Stockholm (S)]’. No collection date is on box, but protologue indicates sample was collected in 1855. Collection includes annotation slip from M. Lemoine dated 'iii.1984' that reads: 'the anatomy of this specimen is not like that of "Lpm. orbiculatum” as described by Adey 1966 (Hydrobiologia XXVII). Foslie’s plant is more like Lpm. incrustans Philippi’];" Woelkering et al. (2005: 56)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), orbicular (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Predominantly a species of mid- to higher-shore pools and gullies; found only on hard rocks; purple plants in shady places such as rock overhangs (Chamberlain et al. 1991: 161).

Created: 17 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 11 June 2022

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