Vidalia melvillii (J. ) F. 1895
Osmundaria melvillii (J.Agardh) R.E.Norris Tanzania
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Vidalia melvillii (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz 1895: 159 (as 'melvilli' )
Published in: Schmitz, F. (1895). Marine Florideen von Deutsch-Ostafrica. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 21: 137-177.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Vidalia is Vidalia spiralis (J.V.Lamouroux) J.V.Lamouroux ex J.Agardh.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Amansia melvillii J.Agardh
Type locality: Mauritius (Silva & al. 1996: 532).
Huisman (2018: 580) notes "Falkenberg (1901: 430%u2013431) placed V. melvillii in synonymy with V. fimbriata (J.V.Lamour.) J.Agardh (type locality: Northern Australia). However, Norris (op. cit. 23) regarded them as distinct and listed the features he felt separated the two (both as Osmundaria). These included broader axes (to 5 mm in V. melvillii, 1%u20132 mm in V. fimbriata) and the reproductive structures restricted to the margins in V. fimbriata. The N.W.A. specimens fall within Norris%u2019 concept of V. melvillii." - (10 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 September 2021.