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Polysiphonia atropurpurea Moore

Publication details
Polysiphonia atropurpurea Moore in Colby 1837: 10, pl. 6

Published in: Colby, Colonel [T.F.] & [Larcom, T.F.] (1837). Ordnance survey of the county of Londonderry Volume the first. Memoir of the city and north western liberties of Londonderry. Parish of Templemore. pp. [1-5], 6-366, [1-2]. Notices 1-16, hand-coloured geological map of the Parish of Templemore, folding plan of the City of Londonderry, 8 other plans, 1 view, illustrations in the text; Notices pls 1-7 (2 generally hand-coloured). Dublin: Published for Her Majesty's Government. Hodges & Smith.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Vertebrata fucoides (Hudson) Kuntze

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), black-purple (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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.

Source of current name
Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Key references
Harvey, W.H. (1841). A manual of the British algae: containing generic and specific descriptions of the known British species of sea-weeds and of Confervae both marine and fresh-water. pp. [i-v]-lvii, [1]-229. London: John Van Voorst.

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