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Melobesia caulerpae Foslie 1906

Publication details
Melobesia caulerpae Foslie 1906: 16

Published in: Foslie, M. (1906). Algologiske notiser II. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1906(2): 1-28.
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Publication date: between 1.xii.1906 and 26.xii.1906

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 coronatum (Rosanoff) Penrose

Type information
Type locality: [Castle Point] Island Bay, near Wellington, North Islands New Zealand (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 115). Type: Setchell; vi.1904; uppermost sublittoral zone, on Caulerpa sedoides. TRH A15-786 (Woelkerling & al. 2005: 115).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Pneophyllum coronatum (Rosanoff) D. Penrose comb. nov., P. keatsii sp. nov., Spongites discoideus (Foslie) D. Penrose et Woelkerling and S. impar (Foslie) Y. Chamberlain comb. nov. (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa. Phycologia 33: 141-157, 63 figs, 1 table.

Key references
Jones, P.L. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1984). An analysis of trichocyte and spore germination attributes as taxonomic characters in the Pneophyllum-Fosliella complex (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 23: 183-194, 20 figs.

Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Pneophyllum Kützing . In: The Marine Benthic Flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 266-272. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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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