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Melobesia fasciculata (Lamarck) Harvey

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 fasciculata (Lamarck) Harvey
Streamstown Bay, Co. Galway, Ireland; shallow subtidal. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Lithophyllum fasciculatum (Lamarck) Foslie Streamstown Bay, Co. Galway, Ireland; shallow subtidal
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Melobesia fasciculata (Lamarck) Harvey 1846: LXXIV

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1846). Phycologia britannica, or, a history of British sea-weeds: containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands. , Text with plates, pls I-LXXVIII. London: Reeve & Benham.
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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 Lithophyllum fasciculatum (Lamarck) Foslie

Basionym
Millepora fasciculata Lamarck

Type information
Type locality: Unknown, probably Mediterranean (Woelkerling 1998: 268). Neolectotype: PC the smaller of two plants (Basso, Rodondi & Mari 2004: 222). Notes: According to Basso et al. (2004: 222), the original collection of Millepora fasciculata in PC is heterogeneous, and therefore a previous lectotypification proposed by Woelkerling (in Woelkerling & Lamy, 1998: 268) must be superseded. The smaller of the two plants, which belongs to an undescribed species of Clathromorphum, is selected as the new lectotype. The larger plant in the collection belongs to a species of Lithothamnion. The new lectotype has been illustrated by Woelkerling (in Woelkerling & Lamy 1998: 267, fig. 113 A, specimen on right; fig. 114 A) and its anatomy is also shown in Basso et al. 2004: Figs 13-17.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), clustered, growing in bundles (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Foslie, M. (1898). List of species of the Lithothamnia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(3): 1-11.

Key references
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Lamarck's nullipores. In: Non-geniculate Coralline Red Algae and the Paris Muséum: Systematics and Scientific History. (Woelkerling, W.J. & Lamy, D. Eds), pp. 101-404. Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum/A.D.A.C.

Created: 16 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 05 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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