Boergeseniella thuyoides (Harvey) Kylin Spain, Galicia, Lugo, Ensenada Coido, 1994, lower intertidal
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Polysiphonia thuyoides Harvey 1836: 205 (as 'P. thuyoides Harv. MSS' )
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1836). Algae. In: Flora hibernica comprising the Flowering Plants Ferns Characeae Musci Hepaticae Lichenes and Algae of Ireland arranged according to the natural system with a synopsis of the genera according to the Linnaean system. (Mackay, J.T. Eds), pp. 157-254. Dublin, London & Edinburgh: William Curry Jun and Company; Simpkin Marshall and Co; Fraser & 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 Vertebrata thuyoides (Harvey) Kuntze
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the genus Thuja (Neal 1993).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The original orthography of the species epithet is here retained. - (3 Mar 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 364). Lectotype: 1831; TCD (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 364).
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.
Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.
Created: 25 October 1998 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 16 June 2019.