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Polysiphonia amphibolis Womersley

Publication details
Polysiphonia amphibolis Womersley 1979: 474-476, figs. 3F,G, 4A-C

Published in: Womersley, H.B.S. (1979). Southern Australian species of Polysiphonia Greville (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 459-528, 14 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.

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

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Not uncommon on Corallina and a common epiphyte on the stems of Amphibolis antarctica, where it may be directly associated with the common crustose coralline epiphytes on this seagrass; the single collection on Chiracanthia may also be associated with crustose corallines (Womersley 2003: 183). Records range from 2 to 18 m depth.

Type information
Type locality: West Beach, Adelaide, South Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 536). Holotype: Gordon; 4 October 1968; On Amphibolis drift. AD A32838 (Womersley 2003: 183).

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Source of current name
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 17 June 2019.

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