Lithophyllum darwinii (Harvey) Foslie 1900

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Lithophyllum darwinii (Harvey) Foslie 1900: 18

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melobesia darwinii Harvey.

Melobesia darwinii Harvey

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.

Created: 08 April 2009 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 April 2009

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 April 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 September 2023

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