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Polysiphonia violacea var. flexicaulis Harvey

Publication details
Polysiphonia violacea var. flexicaulis Harvey 1853: 44, no fig. (as 'ß flexicaulis' )

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1857 '1856'). Algae. In: Account of the Botanical specimens. (Gray, A., ed) Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy. Volume II - with illustrations. (Anon. Eds), pp. 331-332. Washington: Senate of the Thirty-third Congress, Second Session, Executive Document. House of Representatives.
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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 Leptosiphonia flexicaulis (Harvey) A.M.Savoie & G.W.Saunders

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), violet, refers to the blue-red colours nearer blue (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Savoie & Saunder 2018: 13). Lectotype: TCD 0018099 (Savoie & Saunder 2018: 13). Notes: Collector: Dr.Jeans; Harvey (INA). Maine, USA (Busatmante et al., 2013: table 1). ["Profusely common in Halifax harbour in July": Harvey (INA)].

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Savoie, A.M. & Saunders, G.W. (2018 '2019'). A molecular assessment of species diversity and generic boundaries in the red algal tribes Polysiphonieae and Streblocladieae (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) in Canada. European Journal of Phycology 54(1): 1-25.

Key references
Collins, F.S. (1911). The marine algae of Casco Bay. Proc. Portland Soc. Nat. Hist. 2: 257-282.

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