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Melobesia subtilissima Foslie

Publication details
Melobesia subtilissima Foslie 1904: 55

Published in: Foslie, M. (1904). Lithothamnioneae, Melobesieae, Mastophoreae. In: The Corallinaceae of the Siboga-Expedition. Siboga-Expeditie Monographie. (Weber-van Bosse, A. & Foslie, M. Eds) Vol. 61, pp. 10-77. Leiden:

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Heteroderma subtilissimum (Foslie) Foslie

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), most slender, very delicate, or precise.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: W. coast of New Guinea (Silva 1996-to date). Holotype: Growing on Corallina pilifera. L 941.98-194 (Verheij & Woelkerling 1992: 287). Notes: Reef (INA). From Papua (Chamberlain 1983: 312). Holotype fragment in TRH (TRH A16-1012; Woelkering et al. 2005: 141).

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Key references
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2018.

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