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Melobesia polymorpha Harvey, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Melobesia polymorpha Harvey 1851: xxiii, nom. illeg.

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1851). 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. pp. text with plates, pls CCCXXIX-CCCLX [319-360]. 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 Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine

Basionym
Millepora polymorpha Linnaeus

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: superfluous substitute name. - (2 Oct 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

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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 25 September 2018.

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