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Mesophyllum funafutiense (Foslie) Verheij

Publication details
Mesophyllum funafutiense (Foslie) Verheij 1993: 238

Published in: Verheij, E. (1993). Spongites sulawesiensis (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from the Spermonde Archipelago, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Blumea 38: 237-239.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mesophyllum is Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

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

Basionym
Lithothamnion philippii f. funafutiense Foslie

Type information
Type locality: off Tutange, Funafuti, Tuvalu (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 454). Lectotype: No collector data; viii.1898; collection depth: 41 fathoms. TRH C16-3254 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 454).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion philippii f. funafutiense Foslie 1899
Lithothamnion funafutiense (Foslie) Foslie 1901

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion funafutiense f. purpurascens Foslie 1901
Lithothamnion purpurascens (Foslie) Foslie 1907
Mesophyllum purpurascens (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.

Keats, D.W. & Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Two melobesioid coralline algae (Rhodophyta, Corallinales): Mesophyllum erubescens (Foslie) Lemoine and Mesophyllum funafutiense (Foslie) Verheij from Sodwana Bay, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 60: 175-190, 66 figs, 1 table.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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Keats, D.W. & Chamberlain, Y.M. (1994). Two melobesioid coralline algae (Rhodophyta, Corallinales): Mesophyllum erubescens (Foslie) Lemoine and Mesophyllum funafutiense (Foslie) Verheij from Sodwana Bay, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 60: 175-190, 66 figs, 1 table.

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