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Polysiphonia echinata Harvey

Publication details
Polysiphonia echinata Harvey 1853: 38

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], [1]-258, pls XIII-XXXVI.
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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 Acanthosiphonia echinata (Harvey) A.M.Savoie & G.W.Saunders

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), prickly.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Key West, Monroe County, Florida, USA (Mamoozadeh & Freshwater 2011: 277). Holotype: TCD 0012799 (Savoie & Saunder 2018: 9). Notes: Collector: W.H. Harvey 22 (INA). Isotype: US-66789 (slide number US-3323, 3324), W.H. Harvey, Feb. 1850 (Mamoozadeh & Freshwater 2011: 278).

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Source of current name
Savoie, A.M. & Saunders, G.W. (2018 '2019'). A molecular assessment of species diversity and generic boundaries in the red algal tribes Polysiphonieae and Streblocladieae (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) in Canada. European Journal of Phycology 54(1): 1-25.

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.

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.

Mamoozadeh, N.R. & Freshwater, D.W. (2011). Taxonomic notes on Caribbean Neosiphonia and Polysiphonia (Ceramiales, Florideophyceae): five species from Florida, USA and Mexico. Botanica Marina 54(3): 269-292.

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