Polysiphonia virgata (C. )
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, -592. Gottingae [Göttingen]: sumtibus Librariae Dieterichianae.
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.
Hutchinsia virgata C.Agardh
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).
Polysiphonia fuliginosa Rudolphi 1831
See Wynne (1998) regarding the taxonomic status of Carradoria and Carradoriella.
According to Stegenga et al. (1997) this is likely to be a South African endemic.
This is a marine species.
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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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 18 January 2019.