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Polysiphonia filipendula Harvey ex J.Agardh

Publication details
Polysiphonia filipendula Harvey ex J.Agardh 1863: 920

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 Herposiphonia filipendula (Harvey ex J.Agardh) Falkenberg ex De Toni

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), hanging by a thread (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 497). Lectotype: LD, Herb. Agardh 39142 (Harvey, Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 193D) (Womersley 2003: 297). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Harvey in K├╝tzing (1864: 13). Isolectotype in MEL, 45810 (Womersley, 2003).

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.

Key references
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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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 June 2019.

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