Pneophyllum amplexifrons

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Taxonavigation: Corallinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Corallinophycidae
Ordo: Corallinales

Familia: Corallinaceae
Subfamilia: Hydrolithoideae
Genus: Pneophyllum
Species: Pneophyllum amplexifrons


Pneophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) Y.M.Chamberlain & R.E.Norris, 1994


  • Basionym
    • Melobesia amplexifrons Harvey, 1849
      • Type locality: Port Natal, Durban, South Africa. Lectotype: Guienzius; no date; epiphytic on Gelidium. TCD (Designated by Woelkerling & Campbell 1992: 98). Isotype: BM. Epiphytic on Gelidium pteridifolium Norris, Hommersand & Fredericq; Isolectotypes: TCD, BM.
  • Homotypic
    • Lithophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) Heydrich, 1897
  • Heterotypic
    • Lithophyllum pseudolichenoides Heydrich, 1902
    • Lithothamnion pseudolichenoides (Heydrich) Lemoine, 1910


  • Chamberlain, Y.M. & Norris, R.E. 1994. Pneophyllum amplexifrons (Harvey) comb. nov., a mastophoroid crustose coralline red algal epiphyte from Natal, South Africa. Phycologia 33: 8–18, 45 figs.: 10, figs. 1-45
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Pneophyllum amplexifrons. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 14 August 2017.