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Melobesia crassiuscula Kützing

Publication details
Melobesia crassiuscula Kützing 1843: 386

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843

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 Amphithallia crassiuscula (Kützing) Athanasiadis

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Cap. — An Gelidium cartilagineum." [Cape of Good Hope, South Africa] (Kützing 1843: 386). Holotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated; L 939.6-146 (Woelkerling 1998: 370). Notes: Athanasiadis (2019: [2]) attempted to designated a lectotype from "herbarium sheet L4081310 (barcode L0491448) placed in folder BE.1847238 (and also including three slides deposited here) [in L]. The lectotype is a gametophyte attached to G[elidium] capense (S. Gmelin) P.C. Silva, from the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, no date, no collector (herb. Kützing)." However, in accordance with Art. 8.2, sheet L4081310 represents a single gathering and is automatically the holotype as indicated by Woelkerling (1998: 370). Holotype fragments: PC, unnumbered, Montagne Herbarium (in the bound volume Types d'Algues recues de Monsieur Kützing de Nordhausen en Juin 1846).

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. (2019). Amphithallia, a genus with four-celled carpogonial branches and connecting filaments in the Corallinales (Rhodophyta). Marine Biology Research 15(1): 13-25, 6 figs, 1 table.

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