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Melobesia frondosa Dufour

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 frondosa Dufour
Tanzania. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Melobesia frondosa Dufour
Tanzania. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Melobesia frondosa Dufour
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Pseudulvella applanata Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi Tanzania
© Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br)

Publication details
Melobesia frondosa Dufour 1861: 39

Published in: Dufour, L. (1861). Quadro delle Melobesie del mare di Genova. Comm. Soc. crittog. italica 1: 37-40.

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 stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), leafy.

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

Taxonomic notes
Woelkerling et al. (1993) studied the lectotype and concluded that it was a heterotypic synonym of Lithophyllum grandiusculum; however Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi (1996: 120) concluded that the pore canal shape of tetrasporangia conceptacles of M. frondosa is quite different from that of L. grandiusculum.

Womersley (1996: 233) cites Lithophyllum frondosum as the accepted name. - (7 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: San Nazzaro, Genoa, Italy (Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi 1996: 121). Lectotype: L. Dufour; date not indicated; PC unnumbered, Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (algal fascicle 132, filed under Lithophyllum expansum); designated by Woelkerling, Penrose & Chamberlain, 1993: 327 (Woelkerling 1998: 372).

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Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.

Key references
Furnari, F., Cormaci, M. & Alongi, G. (1996). Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta): the species to which Mediterranean 'Pseudolithophyllum expansum' should be referred. European Journal of Phycology 31: 117-122, 11 figs, 2 tables.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 09 August 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 07 April 2009 by Wendy Guiry

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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 18 November 2018.

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