Polysiphonia dichotoma , nom. illeg.
Polysiphonia dichotoma Hollenberg 1944: 477, figs 6, 9, nom. illeg.
Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1944). An account of the species of Polysiphonia on the Pacific coast of North America. II. Polysiphonia. American Journal of Botany 31: 474-483, 12 figs.
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 Polysiphonia indigena Hollenberg
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: not Polysiphonia dichotoma Kützing, 1843. - (3 Feb 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
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
Hollenberg, G.J. (1958). Phycological notes. II. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 85: 63-69, 2 figs.
Created: 16 February 2011 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 February 2017 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 19 June 2019.