Millepora lichenoides (J.Ellis) J.Ellis & Solander 1786

Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine

Current name: Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.LemoineMirella Coppola di Canzano (

Publication Details
Millepora lichenoides (J.Ellis) J.Ellis & Solander 1786: 131, pl. 23: figs 10-12

Published in: Ellis, J. & Solander, D. (1786). The natural history of many curious and uncommon zoophytes, collected from various parts of the globe by the late John Ellis...Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander, M.D., F.R.S. &c.. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-208, 63 pls. London: Printed for Benjamin White and Son, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street and Peter Elmsly, in the Strand.

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Type Species
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

Corallium lichenoides J.Ellis

Type Information
Type locality: Not stated in protologue (Ellis 1768) but Ellis (1755) and Ellis & Solander (1786) cite Cornwall, England as the source material; (Woelkerling & Irvine 1986: 392) Epitype: BM; algal box collection 1658 (Woelkerling & Irvine 2007: 230) Notes: Woelkerling and Irvine (2007) note that the neotype (collected at Hannafore Point, West Looe, Conwall) of Woelkerling and Irvine (1986b) has to be superseded because ICBN rules governing the selection of types have changed. The 1768 illustration designated as lectotype does not provide sufficient anatomical or reproductive information to allow unequivocal identification at genus or species levels. Therefore, the unacceptable neotype of Mesophyllum lichenoides(J. Ellis) Me. Lemoine (BM: Algal Box Collection 1658, barcode 000568779BM) is designated as epitype.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), like a lichen.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 04 October 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 04 October 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 20 April 2024

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