Melanothamnus blandii (Harvey) Diaz-Tapia & Maggs Eglinton Rocks, Western Australia
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Polysiphonia blandii Harvey 1862: pl. 184
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1862). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 4. pp. viii, Plates CLXXXI-CCXL. London: Lovell Reeve & Co..
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 blandii (Harvey) Diaz-Tapia & Maggs
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Womersley (2003: 193) Polysiphoni ferulacea Suhr ex J. Agardh 1863: 980 (Aust. records only) is a synonym of Polysiphonia blandii Harvey 1862a: pl. 184.
This is a marine species.
Epilithic (and possibly epiphytic on algae) in strong water movement (Womersley 2003: 195).
Type locality: New Brighton, Port Phillip [Brighton, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia] (Harvey 1862: pl. 184). Lectotype: WHH [W.H. Harvey]; TCD Harvey Travelling Set (Millar 1990: 442). Notes: Womersley (2003: 193) gives the following data: Type... (Harvey, Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 170F); ... isolectotype in BM.
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.
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.
Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.
Created: 13 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 22 March 2017 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 June 2019.