Polysiphonia opaca var. tripinnata (J. )
Polysiphonia tripinnata J.Agardh North of Galicia, Spain, 201
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Polysiphonia opaca var. tripinnata (J.Agardh) Ardissone 1883: 389
Published in: Ardissone, F. (1883). Phycologia mediterranea. Parte prima, Floridee. Memorie della Società Crittogamologica Italiana 1: i-x, 1-516.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Vertebrata tripinnata (Harvey) Kuntze
Polysiphonia tripinnata J.Agardh
Type locality: In mari Adriatico ad Tergestum (Trieste, Italy) (Agardh 1842: 142). Lectotype (tetrasporangial): Biasoletto; LD sheet number 40938 of J. Agardh's herbarium (Diaz-Tapia et al. 2013: 152, fig. 1).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), darkened, dull, not shining, opaque (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.
Source of current name
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 June 2019.