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Mesophyllum madagascarense (Foslie) W.H.Adey

Publication details
Mesophyllum madagascarense (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970: 25 (as 'madagascariensis' )

Published in: Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1: 1-46, 13 figs.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mesophyllum is Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melyvonnea madagascariensis (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine

Basionym
Lithothamnion erubescens f. madagascarense Foslie

Type information
Type locality: [Fort Dauphin] Madagascar (Woelkerling 1998: 343). Holotype: Ferlus; date not indicated; no habitat data on type. PC unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym) (Woelkerling 1998: 343). Notes: Holotype fragment: TRH, C15-3240, includes slide 689, ex Mus. d'hist. Nat. Paris [PC].

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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.

Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.

Key references
Sissini, M.N., Oliveira, M.C., Gabrielson, P.W., Robinson, N.M., Okolodkov, Y.B., Rodríguez, R.R. & Horta, P.A. (2014). Mesophyllum erubescens (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) — so many species in one epithet. Phytotaxa 190(1): 299-319, 11 figs.

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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 20 June 2019.

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