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Polysiphonia polyphysa Kützing

Publication details
Polysiphonia polyphysa Kützing 1863: 20

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1863). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. XIII pp. [i-iii], 1-31, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
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Type species
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 Melanothamnus polyphysus (Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: New Caledonia (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 545). Holotype: Vieillard # 89c; L 941,253-167 (barcode L 0056094) (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 545). Notes: Holotype: L 4082747 (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017).

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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.

Key references
Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.

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