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Mesophyllum rupestre (Foslie) Adey

Publication details
Mesophyllum rupestre (Foslie) Adey 1970: 26

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 Harveylithon rupestre (Foslie) A.Rösler, Perfectti, V.Peña & J.C.Braga

Basionym
Lithophyllum rupestre Foslie

Type information
Holotype locality: Ocean Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia (Woelkerling & Campbell 1992: 100). Holotype: C.J. Gabriel; April 1905; TRH A3-149 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 41). Notes: Type pictured by Printz (1929, pl. LIV, fig. 1 as Lithophyllum) and Penrose (1990, fig. 54A-D).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), rocky, rock-dwelling (Stearn 1973).

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
Rösler, A., Perfectti, F., Peña, V. & Braga, J.C. (2016). Phylogenetic relationships of Corallinaceae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): taxonomic implications for reef-building corallines. Journal of Phycology 52(3): 412-431.

Key references
Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Hydrolithon (Foslie) Foslie 1909: 55. In: The Marine benthic flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 255-266. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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.

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