Melobesia rosea Rosanoff 1866: 77
Published in: Rosanoff, S. (1866). Recherches anatomiques sur les Mélobésiées (Hapalidium, Melobesia, Lithophyllum et Lithothamnion). Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 12: 5-112, pls I-VII.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), rose-coloured (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Treated as a new name in INA. "Orthography of specific epithet then (Areschoug 1852: 509) mistakenly altered to roseum but species retained in Hapalidium with a reference to Kützing 1843, also with the altered spelling 'roseum'. Rosanoff (1866: 77) then published the name Melobesia rosea, using Areschoug's orthography and citing 'Hapalidium roseum Kützing' as the basionym. (Chamberlain 1983: 306-308 provided further information on these names and concluded that Rosanoff's specimens were not conspecific with the original specimens of Kützing.) Foslie (1898b: 11), citing Kützing as the authority, first recognized Melobesia rosea as a distinct species, then (Foslie 1900b: 16, 1900i: 15) treated 'Hapalidium roseum Kützing' (listed as 'Melobesia rosea (Kützing) Rosanoff' in Foslie 1900i) as a heterotypic synonym of Lithothamnion corticiforme (Kützing) Foslie, and finally (Foslie 1905c: 72) listed Hapalidium roseolum (using Kützing's original orthography) as a heterotypic synonym of Lithothamnion membranaceum (Esper) Foslie]." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 235). - (14 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Cherbourg, France (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 235). Holotype: Anon.; 18.ii.1859; ‘sur [= on] Bornetia’. TRH B1-1675 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 235).
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 February 2019.