Mesophyllum ornatum ( & M. )
Mesophyllum ornatum (Foslie & M.Howe) Athanasiadis 1999: 246-247
Published in: Athanasiadis, A. (1999). Mesophyllum macedonis, nov. sp. (Rhodophyta, Corallinales), a putative Tethyan relic in the north Aegean Sea. European Journal of Phycology 34: 239-252, 23 figs, 1 table.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Cave Cays, Exuma Chain, Bahamas (Woelkerling 1998: 355). Holotype: M.A. Howe; 19.ii.1905; under rock overhang, low littoral. NY Howe no. 4021 (Woelkerling 1998: 355). Notes: Isotypes: PC, Howe no. 4021, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym); BM, Howe no. 4021, algal box collection 922; L 942.360-29 (Howe no. 4021); TRH, Howe no4021, includes slide 1579 and two slides numbered Howe 4021.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), furnished, equipped, embellished, adorned (Stearn 1973).
Lithothamnion mesomorphum var. ornatum Foslie & M.Howe 1906
Mesophyllum mesomorphum var. ornatum (Foslie & M.Howe) M.J.Wynne 1998
This is a marine species.
Ballantine, D.L., Athanasiadis, A. & Ruiz, H. (2011). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. X. Additions to the flora. Botanica Marina 54(3): 293-302.
Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.
Created: 09 March 2000 by M.D. Guiry
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Paul Gabrielson in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 December 2018.