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Melobesia farinosa f. mauritiana Foslie

Publication details
Melobesia farinosa f. mauritiana Foslie 1905: 4

Published in: Foslie, M. (1905). New lithothamnia and systematical remarks. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1905(5): 1-9.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), mealy, covered with farina (flour-like, powdery covering) (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996: 237), this taxon apparently lies within the circumscription of Hydrolithon farinosum but has not yet been transferred or reduced to synonymy

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Ile Maurice [= Mauritius] (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 126). Holotype: vi.1890; eelgrass?. TRH A15-890 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 126).

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Key references
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.

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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.

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