Polysiphonia aterrima J.D.Hooker &
Polysiphonia aterrima J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845: 536
Published in: Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. (1845). Algae Novae Zelandiae; being a catalogue of all of the species of algae yet recorded as inhabiting the shores of New Zealand, with characters and brief descriptions of the new species discovered during the voyage of H.M. discovery ships "Erebus" and "Terror" and of others communicated to Sir W. Hooker by D. Sinclair, the Rev. Colenso, and M. Raoul. London Journal of Botany 4: 521-551.
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 aterrima (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kuntze
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: New Zealand: East Coast (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: Probable syntypes: TCD 12786-8, BM 1067593-6 and BM 1067598 (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017).
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.
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Created: 11 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Wendy 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 24 June 2019.