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Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg

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

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Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg
Salina, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy. Detail of branch. Shallow salt marsh; collected by Francesca Rossi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg
Salina, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy. Detail of some erect axes. In shallow salt marsh; collected by Francesca Rossi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

 

Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg Salina, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy. Detail of some erect axes. In shallow salt marsh; collected by Francesca Rossi
© Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it)

Publication details
Lophosiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) Falkenberg in F.Schmitz & Falkenberg 1897: 460

Published in: Schmitz, F. & Falkenberg, P. (1897). Rhodomelaceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten, Teil 1, Abteilung 2. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 421-480. Leipzig: verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Lophosiphonia.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Hutchinsia obscura C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Cádiz, Spain (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 525). Type: LD, Herb. Agardh (Womersley 2003: 335).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dark, shady, indisctinct (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Hutchinsia obscura C.Agardh 1828
Polysiphonia obscura (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1842

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia subadunca Kützing 1843
Polysiphonia parvula Zanardini 1847
Polysiphonia subadunca var. major Zeller 1873
Lophosiphonia subadunca (Kützing) Falkenberg 1901

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Polysiphonia obscura J. Agardh as a synonym of this species.

Distributional notes
Mediterranean reports of this species require individual assessment. - (1 Mar 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
In South Australia, on Avicennia marina pneumatophores (Womersley 2003: 335).

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Díaz-Tapia, P., Maggs, C.A., Macaya, E.C. & Verbruggen, H. (2018). Widely distributed red algae often represent hidden introductions, complexes of cryptic species or species with strong phylogeographic structure. Journal of Phycology 54(6): 829-839.

Díaz-Tapia, P., Maggs, C.A., West, J.A. & Verbruggen, H. (2017). Analysis of chloroplast genomes and a supermatrix inform reclassification of the Rhodomelaceae (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 53(5): 920-937, 2 figs.

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.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.

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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