Corallina membranacea Esper 1796

Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux

Current name: Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
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Publication Details
Corallina membranacea Esper 1796: pl. Corallina XII [12]

Published in: Esper, E.J.C. (1796). Fortsetzungen der Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Lieferung 6. pp. 149-168, 11 plates [numbered by genus]. Nürnberg.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Corallina is Corallina officinalis Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Type Information
Type locality: [West coast of France]; (Esper 1796: pl. ) Lectotype (designated by Woelkerling & Chamberlain 2007: 232; Esper, 1796, Corallina Tab. XII, figs 2, 3, and 4: Upper right specimen on unnumberd sheet labelled Melobesia membranacea by Lamouroux (epitype) CN; sine numero (Woelkerling & Chamberlain 2007: 233) Notes: Woelkerling & Chamberlain (2007) note that the "neotype" of Chamberlain (1985) has to be superseded as the ICN rules governing the selection of types have changed. It should be regarded as an epitype (CN, unnumbered, herbarium Lamouroux), on the red alga Calliblepharis ciliata, designated and illustrated in Chamberlain (1985: 676–677, as "neotype"); see Athanasiadis (2024: 191).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 22 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 February 2024

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