Millepora lichenoides (J.Ellis) J.Ellis &
Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower intertidal; with conceptacles
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Millepora lichenoides (J.Ellis) J.Ellis & Solander 1786: 131, pl. 23: figs 10-12
Published in: Ellis, J. & Solander, D. (1786). The natural history of many curious and uncommon zoophytes, collected from various parts of the globe by the late John Ellis...Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. pp. xii + 208, 63 Plates. London: B. White & Son.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Millepora is .
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine
Corallium lichenoides J.Ellis
Type locality: Not stated in protologue (Ellis 1768) but Ellis (1755) and Ellis & Solander (1786) cite Cornwall, England as the source material (Woelkerling & Irvine 1986: 392). Epitype: BM algal box collection 1658 (Woelkerling & Irvine 2007: 230). Notes: Woelkerling and Irvine (2007) note that the neotype (collected at Hannafore Point, West Looe, Conwall) of Woelkerling and Irvine (1986b) has to be superseded because ICBN rules governing the selection of types have changed. The 1768 illustration designated as lectotype does not provide sufficient anatomical or reproductive information to allow unequivocal identification at genus or species levels. Therefore, the unacceptable neotype of Mesophyllum lichenoides(J. Ellis) Me. Lemoine (BM: Algal Box Collection 1658, barcode 000568779BM) is designated as epitype.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), like a lichen.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Lemoine, M. (1928). Un nouveau genre de Mélobésiées: Mesophyllum. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 75: 251-254.
Created: 22 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 October 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 24 September 2018.