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Polysiphonia virgata (C.Agardh) Sprengel

Publication details
Polysiphonia virgata (C.Agardh) Sprengel 1827: 350

Published in: Sprengel, K.[P.J.] (1827). Systema vegetabilium Editio decima sexta. Voluminis IV. Pars I. Classis 24. Vol. 4 pp. [i]-iv, [1]-592. Gottingae [Göttingen]: sumtibus Librariae Dieterichianae.
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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
Hutchinsia virgata C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: "Ad Caput Bonae Spei, in Laminaria buccinali" [Cape of Good Hope, South Africa] (Agardh 1824: 157).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), twiggy, long and slender or streaked, rod-like (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Hutchinsia virgata C.Agardh 1824
Carradoria virgata (C.Agardh) Kylin 1956
Carradoriella virgata (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva 1996

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia fuliginosa Rudolphi 1831

Taxonomic notes
See Wynne (1998) regarding the taxonomic status of Carradoria and Carradoriella.

Distributional notes
According to Stegenga et al. (1997) this is likely to be a South African endemic.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Wynne, M.J. (1986). Report on a collection of benthic marine algae from the Namibian coast (southwestern Africa). Nova Hedwigia 43: 311-355, 24 pls.

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