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Melobesia kerguelena Dickie

Publication details
Melobesia kerguelena Dickie 1876: 51

Published in: Dickie, G. (1876). Notice of some marine algae from Kerguelen Island. Journal of Botany 14: 50-51.

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 Lithothamnion kerguelenum (Dickie) Foslie

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Kerguelen (Woelkerling 1998: 373). Holotype: A.E. Eaton; December 1874 - February 1875; no habitat data on type. BM algal box collection 1102 (Woelkerling 1998: 373). Notes: Holotype fragments: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed under non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); TRH, unnumbered, includes slide 361.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Dickie, G. (1876). Notes on algae found at Kerguelen Land by the Rev. A.E. Eaton. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 15: 198-204.

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.

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