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Melobesia verrucata var. antarctica J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Publication details
Melobesia verrucata var. antarctica J.D.Hooker & Harvey in Harvey & J.D. Hooker 1847: 482

Published in: Harvey, W.H. & Hooker, J.D. (1847). LV. Algae L.. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, Kt., R.N., F.R.S., etc. by Joseph Dalton Hooker, M.D., R.N., F.L.S., assistant surgeon of the "Erebus" and botanist to the expedition. Vol. 1. Flora antarctica. Part I. Botany of Lord Auckland's Group and Campbell's Island. (Hooker, J.D. Eds), pp. 454-502. London: L. Reeve.
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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 Carlskottsbergia antarctica (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Athanasiadis

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: "Hab. Var. ß. Herrnite Island, Cape Horn ; the Falkland Islands, and Kerguelen's Land; encrusting shells, and the sterns of Algae, particularly of Ballia Brunonis." (Harvey & Hooker 1847: 482). Lectotype: J.D. Hooker; BM unnumbered (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995: 560). Notes: Lectotype locality: Hermite Island (Cape Horn). Designated by May & Woelkerling (1988: 68).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (2018 '2019'). Carlskottsbergia antarctica (Hooker fil. & Harv.) gen. & comb. nov., with a re-assessment of Synarthrophyton (Mesophyllaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Nova Hedwigia 108: 291-320, 60 figs.

Key references
Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1995). An account of southern Australian species of Lithothamnion (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 8: 549-583, 12 figs, 2 tables.

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