Melobesia farinosa f. borealis
Hydrolithon boreale (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain Mediterranean
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Melobesia farinosa f. borealis Foslie 1905: 96
Published in: Foslie, M. (1905). Remarks on northern lithothamnia. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1905(3): 1-138.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hydrolithon boreale (Foslie) Y.M.Chamberlain
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), mealy, covered with farina (flour-like, powdery covering) (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: Roundstone, Co. Galway, Ireland (Foslie 1905: 96). Lectotype: M.H. Foslie; 18 April 1899; “"sample a"” on Gigartina [Mastocarpus stellatus].. TRH A15-884 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 125). Notes: Chamberlain (1994: 116) records selecting a lectotype in TRH. Syntypes from Sweden (Koster), Denmark (Nyköbing Mors), and Norway (Hvalöerne).
Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Mastophoroideae Setchell. In: Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 2B. Corallinales, Hildenbrandiales. (Irvine, L.M. & Chamberlain, Y.M. Eds), pp. 113-158. London: HMSO.
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
Created: 10 May 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 02 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2018.