Melobesia darwinii Harvey 1849

Publication Details
Melobesia darwinii Harvey 1849: 109

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 Lithothamnion darwinii (Harvey) Areschoug.

Type Information
Notes: Wilks & Woelkerling (1991: 529) note that the type is apparently missing. The specimen from King George Sound, Western Australia, upon which Harvey (1849) based the protologue of Melobesi darwinii could not be found. The status and disposition is in doubt, but from the description it is almost certainly not a Melobesia.

General Environment
This is a species.

Created: 13 March 2009 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 08 April 2009

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 April 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 October 2022

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