Polysiphonia decipiens Montagne Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Polysiphonia decipiens Montagne 1842: 5
Published in: Montagne, [J.F.] C. (1842). Prodromus generum specierumque phycearum novarum, in itinere ad polum antarcticum...ab illustri Dumont d'Urville peracto collectarum, notis diagnosticis tantum huc evulgatarum, descriptionibus verò fusioribus nec non iconibus analyticis iam iamque illustrandarum. pp. [1-]16. Parisiis [Paris]: apud Gide, editorem.
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
Participle B (Latin), deceiving (used of a species closely resembling another) (Stearn 1973).
Polysiphonia cancellata Harvey 1844
Polysiphonia frutex Harvey 1844
Polysiphonia fuscescens Harvey 1844
Polysiphonia nigrita Sonder 1845
Polysiphonia rytiphlaeoides J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845
Polysiphonia caespitula Sonder 1855
Vertebrata nigfita (Sonder) Kuntze 1891
This is a marine species.
Usually epiphytic on Amphibolis and Posidonia or on larger algae; it occurs under varying conditions of wave action, from very calm to strong surf, generally in shallow water (Womersley 2002: 208).
Type locality: Toud Island (Warrior Islet), Torres Strait, Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 539). Notes: Type from the Auckland Is (d’ Urville), on fuci; holotype in Herb. Montagne, PC; isotypes in TCD (Womersley 2003: 208). Ins. Auckland: d'Urville (Index Nominum Algarum). Womersley (1979: 501) notes that there is doubt as to whether Auckland Islands is the type locality of P decipiens, since there appear to be no other collections of it from here. There is also doubt about the localities of other species recorded by Montagne (1845)... In most cases the identification seems correct but the locality appears to be in error; probably labelling of specimens was not carried out when collected and the Auckland Is. or New Zealand specimens in doubt may have come from Tasmania.
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1979). Southern Australian species of Polysiphonia Greville (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 459-528, 14 figs.
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. -533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
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