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Melobesia mauritiana (Foslie) Foslie

Publication details
Melobesia mauritiana (Foslie) Foslie 1908: 5

Published in: Foslie, M. (1908). Pleiostroma, a new subgenus of Melobesia. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1908(11): 1-7.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pneophyllum mauritianum (Foslie) P.C.Silva

Basionym
Lithophyllum mauritianum Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Mauritius (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 140). Holotype: Jadin; viii.19890; no habitat data on type. TRH A16-1007 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 140).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Børgesen (1943: 17) cites this species as Melobesia mauritiana (Foslie) Lemoine

Taxonomic notes
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General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
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.

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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