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Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Hapalidiaceae
Subfamily Melobesioideae
Genus Epilithon

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Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich
microscope, North of Portugal, Vila do conde, 2007. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich
microscope, Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich
Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008; VSm conceptacle. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich
microscope, Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich
microscope uniporate and multiporate conceptacles, Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich
microscope on Osmundea osmunda, Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich
Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich
Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich
Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

 

Myriogramme gattyana (J.Agardh) Kylin

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux microscope, Lourido, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich 1897: 408

Published in: Heydrich, F. (1897). Melobesiae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15: 403-420, pl. XVIII [18].
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Type species
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

Basionym
Corallina membranacea Esper

Type information
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).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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.

Key references
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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