Melobesia macrocarpa Rosanoff 1866: 74
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Titanoderma pustulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Nägeli
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with large fruit.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Rochers des Flamands, Cherbourg, France (Woelkerling 1998: 374). Lectotypes: collector not indicated; 19.iii.1863; CHE Le Jolis' Algues Marines de Cherbourg, no. 276; designated by Chamberlain, 1986: 205 (Woelkerling 1998: 374). Notes: Isolectotypes: PC, Le Jolis' Algues Marines de Cherbourg no. 276, Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (algal fascicle 130, filed under Melobesia macrocarpa); PC, Le Jolis' Algues Marines de Cherbourg no. 276, General Herbarium (non-fossil; filed under non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet affixed to a herbarium sheet); L, 941.156-125 (see Woelkerling & Verheij, 1995: 63); TRH, Le Jolis' Algues Marines de Cherbourg no. 276, includes slide 574 (see Woelkerling, 1993: 140). Habitat: on Phyllophora crispa (Irvine & Chamberlain 1994: 108).
Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. & Irvine, L.M. (1994). Lithophylloideae Setchell. In: Seaweeds of the British Isles...Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 2B. Corallinales, Hildenbrandiales. (Irvine, L.M. & Chamberlain, Y.M. Eds), pp. 58-112. London: HMSO.
Chamberlain, Y.M. (1991). Historical and taxonomic studies in the genus Titanoderma (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) in the British Isles. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 21: 1-80, 247 figs, 3 tables.
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.
Created: 20 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 November 2019.