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Polysiphonia spinulosa Greville

Publication details
Polysiphonia spinulosa Greville 1823: pl. 90

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1823). Scottish cryptogamic flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English Botany. Vol. 2 (fasc. 13-18), pls 61-90. Edinburgh & London: MacLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin, Craddock & Joy.

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 fibrillosa (Agardh) A.M.Savoie & G.W.Saunders

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spinulose (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
Plate published Dec. 1, 1823 (INA), not 1824 as listed by many authors. - (27 Jul 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
sea-shores. appin. Capt. Carmichael (Silva 1996-to date).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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
Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]

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Wendy 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 25 June 2019.

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