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Mesophyllum macroblastum (Foslie) W.H.Adey

Publication details
Mesophyllum macroblastum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970: 25

Published in: Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1: 1-46, 13 figs.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mesophyllum is Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Lithothamnion macroblastum Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Gulf of Naples, Italy (Woelkerling 1998: 352). Holotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated; collection depth 30-80 m. TRH B16-2435, includes slide 191 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 325). Notes: Holotype fragments: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym). B16-2435 (Kaleb et al., 2011).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion macroblastum Foslie 1897

Taxonomic notes
According to Womersley (1996: 201), more studies of mature and developing males in additional populations are required. - (2 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
Womersley (1996: 201) notes that except for the type, records of occurrence in the Mediterranean require confirmation. - (2 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Epilithic, epizoic, epiphytic; intertidal and subtidal (Kaleb et al. 2011). - (9 Nov 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Plants have been found in intertidal reef pools and from low tide mark to a depth of at leat 15 m and occur attached to rock, holdfasts of the brown algae Ecklonia radiata (C. Agardh) J. Agardh and Phyllospora comosa (Labillardière) C. Agardh and glass (woelkerling & Harvey 1993: 591).

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Key references
Cabioch, J. & Mendoza, M.L. (2003). Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) comb. nov. (Corallinales, Rhodophytes), et mise au point sur led Mesophyllum des mers d'Europe. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 44: 257-273.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G. & Alongi, G. (2017). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Rhodophyta (Rhodymeniophycidae escluse). Bollettino Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali in Catania 50(380): 1-391, 53 pls.

Da Gama Bahia, R., Menezes Amado Filho, G., Azvedo, J. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2014). Porolithon improcerum (Porolithoideae, Corallinaceae) and Mesophyllum macroblastum (Melobesioideae, Hapalidiaceae): new records of crustose coralline red algae for the Southwest Atlantic Ocean. Phytotaxa 190: 38-44.

Kaleb, S., Falace, A., Sartoni, G. & Woelkerling, W. (2011). Morphology-anatomy of Mesophyllum macroblastum (Hapalidiaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Northern Adriatic Sea and a key to Mediterranean species of the genus . Cryptogamie Algologie 32(3): 223-242.

Peña, V., De Clerck, O., Afonso-Carillo, J., Ballesteros, E., Bárbara, I., Barreiro, R. & Le Gall, L. (2015). An integrative systematic approach to species diversity and distribution in the genus Mesophyllum (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in Atlantic and Mediterranean Europe. European Journal of Phycology 50(1): 20-36.

Woelkerling, W.J. & Harvey, A. (1993). An account of southern Australian species of Mesophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 6: 571-637, 31 figs, 5 tables.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 30 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Da Gama Bahia, R., Menezes Amado Filho, G., Azvedo, J. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2014). Porolithon improcerum (Porolithoideae, Corallinaceae) and Mesophyllum macroblastum (Melobesioideae, Hapalidiaceae): new records of crustose coralline red algae for the Southwest Atlantic Ocean. Phytotaxa 190: 38-44.
Kaleb, S., Falace, A., Sartoni, G. & Woelkerling, W. (2011). Morphology-anatomy of Mesophyllum macroblastum (Hapalidiaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Northern Adriatic Sea and a key to Mediterranean species of the genus . Cryptogamie Algologie 32(3): 223-242.

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