Phymatolithon ferox

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Taxonavigation: Corallinales 

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

Familia: Lithothamniaceae
Genus: Phymatolithon
Species: Phymatolithon ferox


Phymatolithon ferox (Foslie) Maneveldt & E.Van der Merwe, 2014


  • Basionym
    • Lithothamnion ferox Foslie, 1907
      • Holotype locality: Natal, South Africa. Holotype: Foslie slide 706. Printz 1929: pl. 4. fig. 9 (as Lithothamnion ): A. Weber van Bosse; no collection date; no habitat data on type. TRH B15-2357.
  • Homotypic
  • Heterotypic
    • Lithothamnion falsellum f. genuina Foslie, 1900
    • Lithothamnion falsellum f. plicatum Foslie, 1900
    • Lithothamnion prolixum Foslie, 1908
    • Mesophyllum prolixum (Foslie) W.H.Adey, 1970


  • Van der Merwe, E. & Maneveldt, G.W. 2014. The genus Phymatolithon (Hapalidiaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in South Africa, including species previously ascribed to Leptophytum. South African Journal of Botany 90: 170–192. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2013.11.004: 180, figs 22-38, 76
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Phymatolithon ferox. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 18 August 2017.