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Vidalia melvillii (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz 1895

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Amansieae
Genus Vidalia


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Vidalia melvillii (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Vidalia melvillii (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz
KwaZulu-Natal. Frederic Leliaert. © Frederik Leliaert (Frederik.Leliaert@ugent.be).


Gelidium supradecompositum Kützing

Osmundaria melvillii (J.Agardh) R.E.Norris Tanzania
© Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se)

Publication details
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.

Type species
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 information
Type locality: Mauritius (Silva & al. 1996: 532).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Amansia melvillii J.Agardh 1885
Osmundaria melvillii (J.Agardh) R.E.Norris 1991

Taxonomic notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Vidalia melvillii (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz)
Africa: Madagascar (Vieira & al. 2021).

Australia and New Zealand: Western Australia (Huisman 2018).

(as Osmundaria melvillii (J.Agardh) R.E.Norris)
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

Africa: Kenya (Silva & al. 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Madagascar (Silva & al. 1996), Mauritius (Silva & al. 1996), Mozambique (Silva & al. 1996), South Africa (Silva & al. 1996, De Clerck, Tronchin & Schils 2005), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva & al. 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

Middle East: Oman (Wynne 2018).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: Western Australia (Huisman & Borowitzka 2003).

Key references
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.

Created: 10 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 10 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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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 22 October 2021.

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