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Mesophyllum patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) R.W.Ricker

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Mesophyllumaceae
Genus Mesophyllum

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Mesophyllum patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) R.W.Ricker
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Mesophyllum patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) R.W.Ricker
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

 

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Synarthrophyton patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) R.A.Townsend Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
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Publication details
Mesophyllum patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) R.W.Ricker 1987: 173

Published in: Ricker, R.W. (1987). Taxonomy and biogeography of Macquarie Island seaweeds. pp. [i]-vi, [2], 1-344. London: British Museum (Natural History).
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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 Synarthrophyton patena (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) R.A.Townsend

Basionym
Melobesia patena J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Flat Point (near Castlepoint), New Zealand (Womersley 1996: 209). Lectotype: Colenso collection No. 1331; TCD (Womersley 1996: 209). Notes: Designated by Chapman & Parkinson (1974, pl. 72). The type locality in included in the collecting notes of Colenso as "1330. Sea-green alga, with Lithophyta, (beautiful sp.) from Te Unuunu, nr Castlepoint, E.Coast 1331. Red alga, from ditto: (splendid specimen)" Te Unuunu is a coastal mountain south of Castlepoint; the nearest point on the coast is also known as either Te Unuunu or Flat Point (W. Nelson & A. Athansiadis, pers. comm.).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Townsend, R.A. (1979). Synarthrophyton, a new genus of Corallinaceae (Cryptonemiales, Rhodophyta) from the southern hemisphere. Journal of Phycology 15: 251-259, 18 figs, 1 table.

Key references
May, D.I. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1988). Studies on the genus Synarthrophyton (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) and its type species, S. patena (J.D. Hooker et W.H. Harvey) Townsend. Phycologia 27: 50-71, 40 figs, 3 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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