Melobesia polymorpha Harvey, nom. illeg. 1851

Publication Details
Melobesia polymorpha Harvey, nom. illeg. 1851: xxiii

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1851). Phycologia britannica, or, a history of British sea-weeds: containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands. pp. text with plates, pls CCCXXIX-CCCLX [319-360]. London: Reeve & Benham.

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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 Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine.

Basionym
Millepora polymorpha Linnaeus

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), polymorphous, polymorphic; variable in form (Brown 1954).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 16 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 October 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 02 October 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 April 2024

 
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