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Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg

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 mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg
Panama. Habit of bushy tuft. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg
Panama. Pericentral cell with proximal rhizoid; rhizoid separated from parent cell by distinct cell wall. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg
Panama. Pericentral cell with proximal rhizoid; rhizoid separated from parent cell by distinct cell wall. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg
Panama. Apex of erect axis showing hair scar cells. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg
Panama. Solitary swollen tetrasporangium. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg
Panama. Erect axes with tetrasporangia in short spiral series. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

 

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Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee Panama. Pericentral cell with proximal rhizoid; rhizoid separated from parent cell by distinct cell wall
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg 1968: 69, fig. 43

Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1968). An account of the species of Polysiphonia of the central and western tropical Pacific Ocean. I. Oligosiphonia. Pacific Science 22: 56-98, 43 figs.
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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 Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Basionym
Polysiphonia tongatensis Harvey ex Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Tonga ("Friendly Islands") (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 543). Type: W.H. Harvey; L Notes: Holotype: L 4083619 (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017). Isotype: TCD (Kim & Lee, 1999: 280).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), soft, pliant (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
Reported by Abbott (1999) as Polysiphonia tongatensis Harvey ex Kützing.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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.

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