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Mesophyllum canariense (Foslie) Me.Lemoine

Publication details
Mesophyllum canariense (Foslie) Me.Lemoine 1928: 252

Published in: Lemoine, M. (1928). Un nouveau genre de Mélobésiées: Mesophyllum. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 75: 251-254.

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

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melyvonnea canariensis (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine

Basionym
Lithothamnion canariense Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Puerto Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Woelkerling 1998: 334). Holotype: C. Sauvageau; Dec. 1904 - Feb. 1905; [collected in] littoral region. PC unnumbered, Sauvageau Herbarium (box collection) (Woelkerling 1998: 334). Notes: Holotype material also at TRH, C15-3210, includes slides 1012, 1056 and 1057.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), living in or from the Canary Islands (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Lithophyllum canariensis Foslie, L. marlothii Heydrich and Lithothamnion canariense Foslie as synonyms of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.

Key references
Afonso Carrillo, J. & Sansón, M. (1999). Algas, hongos y fanerógamas marinas de las Islas Canarias. Clave analítica. pp. [1] 9-254. La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Servicio de Publicaciones Universidad de la Laguna.

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Reyes, J. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (1993). Morphology and anatomy of Mesophyllum canariense (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Canary Islands. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 159: 127-132.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 April 2019.

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