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Melobesia crassa Lloyd

Publication details
Melobesia crassa Lloyd 1860: no. 318

Published in: Lloyd, J. (1860). Algues de l'Ouest de la France. Vol. Fascicule 16 pp. 301-320. Nantes: Privately published.

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 Lithophyllum tortuosum f. crassa (Lloyd) Hauck

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), thick (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Ile d'Yeu (Vendée), France (Woelkerling 1998: 370). Lectotype: collector not indicated; September 1852; PC Lloyd (Algues de l'Ouest de la France, no. 318), Thuret-Burnet Herbarium (algal fascicle 132, filed under Goniolithon) (Woelkerling 1998: 370). Notes: Isolectotypes: PC, (Algues de l'Ouest de la France, no. 318), General Herbarium (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet affixed to a herbarium sheet); two isolectotypes are present.

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Source of current name
Hauck, F. (1883). Die Meeresalgen Deutschlands und Österreichs. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Zweite Auflage. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds) Vol. 2, pp. 113-320. Leipzig: Eduard Kummer.

Key references
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.

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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