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Melobesia farinosa var. borealis (Foslie) Me. Lemoine ex Lily Newton

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Hapalidiaceae
Subfamily Melobesioideae
Genus Melobesia

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Melobesia farinosa var. borealis (Foslie) Me. Lemoine ex Lily Newton
Mediterranean. Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

Melobesia farinosa var. borealis (Foslie) Me. Lemoine ex Lily Newton
Mediterranean. Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

Melobesia farinosa var. borealis (Foslie) Me. Lemoine ex Lily Newton
Bressan, G. & Babbini, L. (2003). Biodiversità marina delle coste Italiane: Corallinales del Mar Mediterraneo: guida all deteminazione. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 10(Suppl. 2): 1-237.. Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

Melobesia farinosa var. borealis (Foslie) Me. Lemoine ex Lily Newton
Mediterranean. Mirella Coppola di Canzano. © Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it).

 

Rhodophyllis capillaris Tokida

Hydrolithon boreale (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain Mediterranean
© Mirella Coppola di Canzano (mirella.coppoladicanzano@fastwebnet.it)

Publication details
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.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hydrolithon boreale (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain

Basionym
Melobesia farinosa f. borealis Foslie

Type information
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).

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

Nomenclatural notes
As "Melobesia farinosa var. borealis Lemoine" but cites "Roundstone", the type locality of Melobesia farinosa f. borealis Foslie. - (24 Nov 2011) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Roundstone (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 235). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Chamberlain (1994b: 116)

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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.

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