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Polysiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) J.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Polysiphonieae
Genus Polysiphonia

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Polysiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Salina, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy. Detail of branch. Shallow salt marsh; collected by Francesca Rossi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

Polysiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Salina, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy. Detail of some erect axes. In shallow salt marsh; collected by Francesca Rossi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

 

Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg Salina, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy. Detail of some erect axes. In shallow salt marsh; collected by Francesca Rossi
© Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it)

Publication details
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.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg

Basionym
Hutchinsia obscura C.Agardh

Type information
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).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Hutchinsia lepadicola var. intricata C.Agardh 1820
Polysiphonia intricata (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1842
Lophosiphonia intricata (J.Agardh) Schiffner 1937

Taxonomic notes
According to Maggs & Hommersand (1993) this species is a synonym of Lophosiphonia reptabunda (Suhr ex Kützing) Kylin

General environment
This is a marine species.

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