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Lithophyllum melobesioides P.Crouan & H.Crouan ex Me.Lemoine

Publication details
Lithophyllum melobesioides P.Crouan & H.Crouan ex Me.Lemoine in Hamel & Lemoine 1953: 55, text-fig. 18

Published in: Hamel, G. & Lemoine, Mme P. [=M.] (1953). Corallinacées de France et d'Afrique du Nord. Archives du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris), série 7 1: 15-136.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon lamii (Me.Lemoine) Y.M.Chamberlain

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

Nomenclatural notes
Authority: Lemoine in Hamel & Lemoine 1953: 55 (Chamberlain 1991: 222; INA); P.& H. Crouan ex Lemoine in Hamel & Lemoine 1953: 55 (Irvine & Chamberlain 1994: 220). According to Chamberlain (1991: 222), the name L. [Lithothamnion] melobesioides was used as a herbarium name by the Crouan brothers but was never effectively published by them; Lemoine (in Hamel & Lemoine, 1953: 55) was therefore incorrect in assuming publication when she published the recombined epithet L. [Lithophyllum] melobesioides (Crouan) Lemoine; L. melobesioides Lemoine in Hamel & Lemoine (1953) must be treated as a new name. - (9 Jan 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: France: Finistère: Brest (on porcelain) (Silva 1996-to date). Lectotype (Chamberlain, 1991: fig. 4) : dredged from Rade de Brest (on porcelain) (epitype) P.-L. & H.-M Crouan; January 1859 and February 1869; CO (Herb. Crouan) crust (fig. 4) on the largest of a number of porcelain fragments (Chamberlain 1991: 222, figs 4, 5 (photographs)). Notes: Lectotype: CO. As Lithothamnion melobesioides, coll. P.-L. & H.-M. Crouan, Dragué Rade de Brest, Janvier 1859 et Février 1869 (Chamberlain, 1991: 222, figs 4, 5 (photos)).

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Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Key references
Chamberlain, Y.M. (1991). Observations on Phymatolithon lamii (Lemoine) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) in the British Isles with an assessment of its relationship to P. rugulosum, Lithophyllum lamii and L. melobesioides. British Phycological Journal 26(3): 219-233.

Created: 05 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Chamberlain, Y.M. (1991). Observations on Phymatolithon lamii (Lemoine) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) in the British Isles with an assessment of its relationship to P. rugulosum, Lithophyllum lamii and L. melobesioides. British Phycological Journal 26(3): 219-233.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 October 2018.

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