Melyvonnea madagascariensis

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Taxonavigation: Hapalidiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Corallinophycidae
Ordo: Hapalidiales

Familia: Hapalidiaceae
Subfamilia: Melobesioideae
Genus: Melyvonnea
Species: Melyvonnea madagascariensis



Melyvonnea madagascariensis (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine, 2014


  • Basionym
    • Lithothamnion erubescens f. madagascarense Foslie, 1901
      • Type locality: [Fort Dauphin] Madagascar. Holotype: Ferlus; date not indicated; no habitat data on type. PC unnumbered, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym). Notes: Holotype fragment: TRH, C15-3240, includes slide 689, ex Mus. d'hist. Nat. Paris [PC].
  • Homotypic
    • Lithothamnion madagascarense (Foslie) Foslie, 1906
    • Mesophyllum madagascarense (Foslie) W.H.Adey, 1970


  • 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. : 416
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Melyvonnea madagascariensis. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 21 August 2017.