Epilithon membranaceum ( )
Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux microscope, North of Portugal, Vila do conde, 2007
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Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich 1897: 408
Published in: Heydrich, F. (1897). Melobesiae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15: 403-420, pl. XVIII .
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Epilithon.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
Corallina membranacea Esper
Type locality: West coast of France (Dawson 1960: 8). Lectotype: Esper, 1796, Corallina Tab. XII, figs 2, 3, and 4: Upper right specimen on unnumberd sheet labelled Melobesia membranacea by Lamouroux (epitype) CN sine numero (Woelkerling & Chamberlain 2007: 233). Notes: Woelkerling and Chamberlain (2007) note that the neotype of Chamberlain (1985) has to be superseded because the ICBN rules governing the selection of types have changed
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1812). Sur la classification des Polypiers coralligénes non entiérement pierreux. Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences par la Société Philomathique de Paris 3: 181-188.
Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1991). Southern Australian species of Melobesia (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 30: 507-533, 37 figs, 2 tables.
Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]
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