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Melobesia tasmanica (Foslie) De Toni

Publication details
Melobesia tasmanica (Foslie) De Toni 1924: 650

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Lithophyllum zostericola f. tasmanicum Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Georgetown Heads, Tasmania, Australia (Woelkerling 1998: 329). Lectotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated; TRH A2-129 (Woelkerling 1998: 329). Notes: Also TRH, unnumbered, includes slides 697 and 1339; designated by Adey in Adey & Lebednik, 1967: 17. Woelkerling & Campbell (1992: 100) note: Foslie (1907a) based this entity on specimens from Georgetown Heads, Tasmania and Cape Jaffa, South Australia; the designated lectotype is epiphytic on a small brown algal fragment and contains several coralline plants; the fragments examined belong to Pneophyllum; its status as a distinct species is being assessed (Penrose, personal communication). "Most of the lectotype is in PC." (Woelkering et al. 2005: 38).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Woelkerling, W.J. & Campbell, S.J. (1992). An account of the southern Australian species of Lithophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 22: 1-107, 63 figs, 13 tables, 4 maps.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 November 2018.

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