Polysiphonia stimpsonii Harvey 1859: 330 (as 'stimpsoni' )
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.
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 stimpsonii (Harvey) Kuntze
Named for a Mr Stimpson, the collector.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Hakodate Bay (Masuda et al. 1995: 199). Holotype: Mr Stimpson; dredged specimen. TCD a fragmentary specimen mounted on mica (Masuda et al. 1995: 199, fig. 30).
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.
Created: 10 May 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 June 2019.