Polysiphonia australiensis Womersley 1979: 491, figs 9A-D
Published in: Womersley, H.B.S. (1979). Southern Australian species of Polysiphonia Greville (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 459-528, 14 figs.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
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This is a marine species.
This is largely confined to the lower and mid eulittoral zones on sloping rock on rough-water coasts; occasionally it is epiphytic in the same habitats (Womersley 2003: 199).
Type locality: Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 537). Holotype: Womersley; 22 November 1968; mid eulittoral, south side Ellen Point. AD A32913-”Marine Algae of southern Australia” No. 210 (Womersley 2003: 199).
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. -533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 11 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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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 19 June 2019.