Mesophyllum speciosum ( ) W.H.Adey
Mesophyllum speciosum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970: 26
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum engelhartii (Foslie) W.H.Adey
Type locality: "Grahamstown" [probably near Port Alfred, Cape Province], South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 256). Holotype: Becker; v.1899; no habitat data on type. TRH B17-2591 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 348). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Foslie (1929: 46).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), showy, splendid (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 17 July 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 20 April 2014 by Paul Gabrielson
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Paul Gabrielson in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 February 2020.