Osmundaria melvillii (J. ) R.E.Norris
Osmundaria melvillii (J.Agardh) R.E.Norris Tanzania
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Osmundaria melvillii (J.Agardh) R.E.Norris 1991: 10, figs 10-19
Published in: Norris, R.E. (1991). The structure, reproduction and taxonomy of Vidalia and Osmundaria (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 106: 1-40, 60 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Vidalia melvillii (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz
Amansia melvillii J.Agardh
Type locality: Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 532).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Huisman (2018: 580) notes "Falkenberg (1901: 430-431) placed V. melvillii in synonymy with V. fimbriata (J.V.Lamour.) J.Agardh (type locality: Northern Australia). However, Norris (op. cit. 23) regarded them as distinct and listed the features he felt separated the two (both as Osmundaria). These included broader axes (to 5 mm in V. melvillii, 1-2 mm in V. fimbriata) and the reproductive structures restricted to the margins in V. fimbriata. The N.W.A. specimens fall within Norris's 2019 concept of V. melvillii." - (10 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Schmitz, F. (1895). Marine Florideen von Deutsch-Ostafrica. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 21: 137-177.
Created: 10 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 10 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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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 20 May 2019.