Herposiphonia tenella (C. ) Ambronn
Herposiphonia tenella (C.Agardh) Ambronn Masthead Island, Queensland; scale 100 µm
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Herposiphonia tenella (C.Agardh) Ambronn 1880: 197
Published in: Ambronn, H. (1880). Über einige Fälle von Bilateralität bei den Florideen. Botanische Zeitung 38: 161-174, 177-185, 193-200, 209-216, 225-233, Plates III, IV.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Herposiphonia.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Hutchinsia tenella C.Agardh
Type locality: Sicily (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 499).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), delicate (Stearn 1973).
Hutchinsia tenella C.Agardh 1828
Polysiphonia tenella (C.Agardh) Moris & De Notaris 1839
According to Lawson & John (1987: 314), "Wynne (1985b) has pointed out that Herposiphonia secunda is the correct name for ... H. tenella... . He considers tenella as a form of H. secunda and also proposes the transfer of H. tenella var. densa to it, accepting our opinion that H. densa should be treated as a forma (see Lawson & John, 1982: 333). First valid combination appears to be that of Falkenberg (1901) as early combinations made by Nägeli and by Ambronn were not validly published (see South and Tittley, 1986)."
Furnari et al. (2003) follow Schneider & Searles (1997) and Masuda & Kogame (2000) in considering H. secunda and H. tenella as distinct species.
According to Diaz-Tapia & Bárbara (2013: 338), this is a synonym of Herposiphonia secunda f. tenella. - (24 Jan 2014) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
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Created: 17 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Annapurna, B. & Rao, B.G.S. (1989). Cytological studies on Herposiphonia tenella. Cytologia 54: 449-453, 2 figs, 2 tables.
Masuda, M. & Kogame, K. (2000). Herposiphonia elongata sp. nov. and H. tenella (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales) from the western Pacific. Cryptogamie, Algologie 21: 177-189.
Schneider, C.W. & Searles, R.B. (1997). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 2. Some Rhodophyta, including Polysiphonia tongatensis and a discussion on the Herposiphonia secunda/tenella complex. Cryptogamie, Algologie 18: 187-210, 19 figs.
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