Melobesia flabellata Sonder
Metamastophora flabellata (Sonder) Setchell Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
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Melobesia flabellata Sonder 1845: 55
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Metamastophora flabellata (Sonder) Setchell
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flabellate, fan-shaped (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Western Australia (mouth of Swan River) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 260). Lectotype: Preiss, prior to 1845; MEL 516739 (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991: 528). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Harvey (1849 [1847-1849]: 108). Designated and depicted by Woelkerling (1980: 238, fig. 1).
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. (1991). Southern Australian species of Melobesia (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 30: 507-533, 37 figs, 2 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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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 November 2018.