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:
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.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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).
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.
Created: 15 August 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 March 2019.