Melobesia farinosa var. borealis ( ) Me. ex Lily Newton
Hydrolithon boreale (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain Mediterranean
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Melobesia farinosa var. borealis (Foslie) Me. Lemoine ex Lily Newton 1931: 301
Published in: Newton, L. (1931). A handbook of the British seaweeds. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-478, 270 figs. London: The Trustees of the British Museum, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, S.W.7.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hydrolithon boreale (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain
Lectotype locality: Roundstone, Co. Galway, Ireland (Foslie 1905: 96). Lectotype: M.H. Foslie; 18 April 1899; “"sample a"” on Gigartina [Mastocarpus stellatus].. TRH A15-884 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 125). Notes: Chamberlain (1994: 116) records selecting a lectotype in TRH. Syntypes from Sweden (Koster), Denmark (Nyköbing Mors), and Norway (Hvalöerne).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), mealy, covered with farina (flour-like, powdery covering) (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
As "Melobesia farinosa var. borealis Lemoine" but cites "Roundstone", the type locality of Melobesia farinosa f. borealis Foslie. - (24 Nov 2011) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Roundstone (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 235). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Chamberlain (1994b: 116)
Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Mastophoroideae Setchell. In: Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 2B. Corallinales, Hildenbrandiales. (Irvine, L.M. & Chamberlain, Y.M. Eds), pp. 113-158. London: HMSO.
Created: 03 April 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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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 20 November 2018.