Polysiphonia obscura (C. ) J.
Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg Salina, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy. Detail of some erect axes. In shallow salt marsh; collected by Francesca Rossi
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Polysiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1842: 123
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1842). Algae maris Mediterranei et Adriatici, observationes in diagnosin specierum et dispositionem generum. pp. [i]-x, 1-164. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fortin, Masson et Cie.
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 Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg
Hutchinsia obscura C.Agardh
Type locality: Cádiz, Spain (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 525). Type: LD, Herb. Agardh (Womersley 2003: 335).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dark, shady, indisctinct (Stearn 1973).
According to Maggs & Hommersand (1993) this species is a synonym of Lophosiphonia reptabunda (Suhr ex Kützing) Kylin
This is a marine species.
Created: 29 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 July 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. 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 18 June 2019.