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Polysiphonia succulenta Harvey

Publication details
Polysiphonia succulenta Harvey 1859: 300

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1859). Algae. Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross...Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. Monocotyledones and Acotyledones. (Hooker, J.D. Eds) Vol. II, pp. 282-343. London: Lovell Reeve.
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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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fleshy.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia spinuligera Zanardini 1874

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Normally epiphytic on Posidonia australis in calm bays and inlet; rarely on algae (Womersley 2003: 193, 195).

Type information
Type locality: Georgetown, Tasmania (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 546). Holotype: Gunn; TCD, Herb. Harvey (Womersley 2003: 192). Notes: Isotype in BM, part of holotype (Womersley, 2003).

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Source of current name
Womersley, H.B.S. (1979). Southern Australian species of Polysiphonia Greville (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 459-528, 14 figs.

Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 June 2019.

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