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Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Polysiphonieae
Genus Polysiphonia

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Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya. Detalle de las ramas. Foto: Ángel Moreira..

Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing
Panama. Habit. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing
Panama. Branching regularly alternate. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing
Panama. Branchlets uniseriate, rarely multiseriate at base. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing
Panama. Branch with uniseriate branchlets. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing
Panama. Developing reproductive structure. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing
Panama. Holdfast forming from first branchlet on major branch. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing
Tanzania; detail. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

 

Catenella oligarthra J.Agardh

Bostrychia moritziana (Sonder ex Kützing) J.Agardh Panama. Developing reproductive structure
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing 1849: 838 (as 'P. (?) Moritziana Sonder' )

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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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 Bostrychia moritziana (Sonder ex Kützing) J.Agardh

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

Taxonomic notes
Polysiphonia? moritziana (Womersley 2003: 366). - (11 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: Ad Antillas: Moritz; Cayenne: Leprieur. Spec. dederunt cll. Sonder ey Lenormand (No. 255)." [Antilles, West Indies; Cayenne, French Guiana] (Kützing 1849: 838). Notes: According to Womersley (2003: 366), the type material (Polysiphonia? moritziana Sonder ex Kützing 1849: 838) is from Venezuela, St Lucia and French Guiana: lectotype from Cumana, Venezuela (Moritz 142), in MEL 672271. However, Venezuela is not mentioned in the protologue, and the type is more likely to be the Leprieur specimen from the Antilles in L. Womersley's selection of a Venezeulan lectiotype specimen in MEL is inexplicable.

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
Agardh, J.G. (1863). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 3. pp. 787-1138, 1158-1291. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup. [in Latin]

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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