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Melobesia verrucata J.V.Lamouroux

Publication details
Melobesia verrucata J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 316

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, [1]-560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
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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 pustulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Foslie

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

Taxonomic notes
Wilks & Woelkerling (1991: 528) consider this to be a heterotypic synonym of Lithphyllum pustulatum (Lamouroux) Foslie (subf. Lithophylloideae). Silva et al. (1996: 274) cite it as a synonym of Titanoderma pustulatum var. canellatum (Kützing) Chamberlain. - (16 Mar 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea (Chamberlain 1991: 61). Holotype: On “Rytiphlaea”.. CN (Chamberlain 1991: 61). Notes: Rytiphlaea fide Chamberlain (1986: 201). Lectotype: CN; France; no further details given in protologue (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991: 529).

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Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. & Campbell, S.J. (1992). An account of the southern Australian species of Lithophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 22: 1-107, 63 figs, 13 tables, 4 maps.

Key references
Chamberlain, Y.M. & Irvine, L.M. (1994). Lithophylloideae Setchell. In: Seaweeds of the British Isles...Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 2B. Corallinales, Hildenbrandiales. (Irvine, L.M. & Chamberlain, Y.M. Eds), pp. 58-112. London: HMSO.

Chamberlain, Y.M. (1991). Historical and taxonomic studies in the genus Titanoderma (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) in the British Isles. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 21: 1-80, 247 figs, 3 tables.

Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1991). Southern Australian species of Melobesia (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 30: 507-533, 37 figs, 2 tables.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 November 2018.

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