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Polysiphonia forfex Harvey

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 forfex Harvey

 

Publication details
Polysiphonia forfex Harvey 1859: pl. XCVI

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1859). Phycologia Australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all Known australian algae. Vol. 2. pp. [i]-viii, Plates LXI-CXX (with text). London: Lovell Reeve & Co..
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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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Polysiphonia forcipata Harvey

Type information
Lectotype locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 542). Holotype: Harvey; on Posidonia. TCD, Herb. Harvey Trav. Set 186 (Womersley 2003: 202). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Womersley (1979: 495). Isotype in BM (Womersley, 2003: 202). Lectotype: TCD 15353-4 (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017: table 4).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia forcipata Harvey 1855

Nomenclatural notes
Womersley (2003: 202) notes that Harvey (1859a, pl. 96) changed the name of his P. forcipata to P. forfex, recognising J. Agardh's earlier use of the former name. - (29 Jan 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Epiphytic on Posidonia and some robust algae (Womersley 2003: 202).

Type information
Type locality: Rottnest Island., Western Australia (Womersley 2003: 202). Holotype: on Posidonia. Herb. Harvey, TCD (Womersley 2003: 202). Notes: Isotype in BM. [See P. forcipata Harvey]. Lectotype (Womersely, 1979): TCD 15353-4 (Díaz-Tapia, 2017: table 4).

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Source of current name
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

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

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