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Mesophyllum engelhartii (Foslie) W.H.Adey

Publication details
Mesophyllum engelhartii (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970: 23

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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Lithothamnion engelhartii Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Cape Jaffa, South Australia, Australia (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 349). Lectotype: [A. Engelhart]; 1900; no habitat data on type. TRH B18-2595 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 349). Notes: Wilks & Woelkerling note: Collector not indicated but likely to be August Engelhart; date not indicated; designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik (1967: 69). Holotype: TRH, unnumbered (Riosmena-Rodriguez & Vásques-Elizondo 2012).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion engelhartii Foslie 1900

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion synanablastum f. speciosum Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion engelhartii f. umbonata Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion engelhartii f. imbricata Foslie 1900
Lithothamnion fumigatum Foslie 1901
Lithothamnion fumigatum f. aucklandica Foslie 1905
Lithothamnion aucklandicum (Foslie) Foslie 1907
Lithothamnion speciosum (Foslie) Foslie 1907
Lithothamnion discrepans Foslie 1907
Lithothamnion patena f. engelhartii (Foslie) heydrich 1907
Lithothamnion versicolor Foslie 1907
Lithothamnion lemniscatum Foslie 1907
Mesophyllum discrepans (Foslie) Me.Lemoine 1928
Mesophyllum speciosum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
Mesophyllum aucklandicum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
Mesophyllum fumigatum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
Mesophyllum lemniscatum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
Mesophyllum versicolor (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970

General environment
This is a marine species.

Found intertidally in pools and on reef edges and subtidally to depth of 15 m; substrata include rock, molluscs, sponges and various green, brown, and red algae (Womersley 1996: 197).

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Key references
Hernández-Kantún, J.J., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Hall-Spencer, J.M., Peña, V., Maggs, C.A. & Rindi, F. (2015). Phylogenetic analysis of rhodolith formation in the Corallinales (Rhodophyte). European Journal of Phycology 50(1): 46-61.

Keats, D.W. & Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Two melobesioid coralline algae (Rhodophyta, Corallinales): Mesophyllum erubescens (Foslie) Lemoine and Mesophyllum funafutiense (Foslie) Verheij from Sodwana Bay, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 60: 175-190, 66 figs, 1 table.

Mendes Crespo, T., Gama Bahia, R. da, Maneveldt, G.W. & Amado-Filho, G.M. (2014). Floristic composition of crustose coralline algae from the St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago, a summit of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Phytotaxa 190(1): 17-37, 17 fig., 3 tables.

Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

Riosmena-Rodriguez, R. & Vásquez-Elizondo, R.M. (2012). Range extension of Mesophyllum engelhartii (Foslie) W.H. Adey (Corallinales; Rhodophyta) to the Gulf of California: Morphology, anatomy and reproduction. Botanic Marina 55(2): 143-148.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1995). An account of southern Australian species of Lithothamnion (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 8: 549-583, 12 figs, 2 tables.

Woelkerling, W.J. & Harvey, A. (1993). An account of southern Australian species of Mesophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 6: 571-637, 31 figs, 5 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.

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Chamberlain, Y.M. & Keats, D.W. (1995). The melobesioid alga Mesophyllum engelhartii (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 61: 134-146, 56 figs, 1 table.
Riosmena-Rodriguez, R. & Vásquez-Elizondo, R.M. (2012). Range extension of Mesophyllum engelhartii (Foslie) W.H. Adey (Corallinales; Rhodophyta) to the Gulf of California: Morphology, anatomy and reproduction. Botanic Marina 55(2): 143-148.

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