Trentepohlia afra (Massalongo) Cribb



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chroolepus afrum Massalongo (1861) (basionym)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered on 23 September 2005



Table Mountain, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Massalongo, A. B. (1861). Lichenes Capenses quos collegit in itinere 1857-1858 Dr. Wawra medicus Navis (Corvetta) Caes. R. Carolinae. Mem. Reale Ist. Veneto Sci. 10: 33-90.

Other references:

Cribb, A. B. (1970). A revision of some species of Trentepohlia especially from Queensland. Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 82: 17-34.

Rindi, F., M. D. Guiry and J.M. López-Bautista (2006). New records of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) from Africa. Nova Hedwigia 83: 431-449.


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