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Melobesia rosanoffii (Foslie) Adey 1970

Publication details
Melobesia rosanoffii (Foslie) Adey 1970: 30

Published in: Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1970(1): 1-46, 13 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Lithothamnion rosanoffii Foslie

Type information
Type locality: "Port Philip, Australia" [Port Phillip Bay, Victoria] (Adey 1970: 6). Holotype: TRH B1-1674 (includes slides 1342, 1641, and one un-numbered slide) (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991: 525). Notes: Depicted in Wilks & Woelkerling (1991: figs 23, 24). See also Woelkerling (1993: 191). Growing on Acropora sp. (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991). The material was obtained by Foslie from the herbarium of Le Jolis; it is not known how Le Jolis obtained the material. See also Adey (1970: 30) and Adey & Lebednik (1967: 50).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion rosanoffii Foslie 1908
Epilithon rosanoffii (Foslie) Foslie 1909

Nomenclatural notes
The combination as proposed by Lemoine (1911: lxiv) is invalid as it was not accepted by the author. - (25 Mar 2021) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Found epiphytically on the brown algae Acrocarpia and Cystophora and on the red alga Laurencia in intertidal pools and subtidally to depths of 6 m (Womersley 1996: 173).

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Key references
Lemoine, M. (1912). Catalogue des mélobésiées de l'Herbier Thuret (Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle à Paris). Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 58: LI-LXV.

Morcom, N.F., Woelkerling, W.J. & Ward, S.A. (2005). Epiphytic nongeniculate corallines found on Laurencia filiformis f. heteroclada (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). Phycologia 44: 202-211.

Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1991). Southern Australian species of Melobesia (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 30: 507-533, 37 figs, 2 tables.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. [1]-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 24 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 25 March 2021 by M.D. Guiry

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Poletto Borges, V., Bastos, E., Bernardes Batista, M., Bouzon, Z., Lhullier, C., Schmidt, E.C., Nasri Sissini, M. & Antunes Horta, P. (2014). The genus Melobesia (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from the subtropical South Atlantic, with the addition of M. rosanoffii (Foslie) Lemoine. Phytotaxa 190(1): 268-276, 7 fig., 1 table.

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