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Mesophyllum floridanum (Foslie) W.H.Adey ex M.J.Wynne

Publication details
Mesophyllum floridanum (Foslie) W.H.Adey ex M.J.Wynne 1986: 2242, 2257

Published in: Wynne, M.J. (1986). A checklist of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic. Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 2239-2281.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mesophyllum is Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithothamnion floridanum Foslie

Basionym
Lithothamnion floridanum Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Florida, USA (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 454). Holotype: J.G.F. Wurdemann; date not indicated; no habitat data on type. TRH C16-3258, Farlow XXV, includes slides 3 and 499 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 454). Notes: Holotype fragment: PC, unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym). Athanasiadis & Ballantine (2014: Appendix I: 6, 13, 14) designate the "holotype" in TRH reported by Woelkerling et al. (2005: 454) as lectotype.

Origin of species name
(Latin), of or from the state of Florida (Dawes & Mathieson 2008).

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

Nomenclatural notes
John et al. (2004) cite the authority for this species as (Foslie) W.H. Adey.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
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.

Key references
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.

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