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Melobesia farinosa f. callithamnioides Foslie

Publication details
Melobesia farinosa f. callithamnioides Foslie 1905: 96

Published in: Foslie, M. (1905). Remarks on northern lithothamnia. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1905(3): 1-138.
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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 Hydrolithon boreale (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), mealy, covered with farina (flour-like, powdery covering) (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Babbini & Bressan (1997) this species is a synonym of Hydrolithon boreale (Foslie) Chamberlain. According to Babbini & Bressan (1997) this species is a synonym of Hydrolithon farinosum (Lamouroux) Penrose & Chamberlain.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Mastophoroideae Setchell. In: Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 2B. Corallinales, Hildenbrandiales. (Irvine, L.M. & Chamberlain, Y.M. Eds), pp. 113-158. London: HMSO.

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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