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Polysiphonia abscissa J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Publication details
Polysiphonia abscissa J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845: 266

Published in: Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. (1845). Algae antarcticae, being characters and descriptions of the hitherto unpublished species of algae, discovered in Lord Auckland's Group, Campbell's Island, Kerguelen's Land, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn and other southern circumpolar regions, during the voyage of H.M. discovery ships "Erebus" and "Terror". London Journal of Botany 4: 249-276, 293-298.
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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.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), cut off, steep, precipitous (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia microcarpa J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Cape Horn

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia abscissa J.D.Hooker & Harvey)
South America: Argentina (Boraso & Zaixso 2011, Croce & Parodi 2012 , Boraso de Zaixso 2013, Croce et al. 2015, Carvalho et al. 2017), Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas (Kylin & Skottsberg 1919, Wiencke & Clayton 2002), Peru (Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Tierra del Fuego (Kylin & Skottsberg 1919).

South-west Asia: Pakistan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Asia: Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: Campbell Island (Levring 1945).

Antarctic and the subantarctic islands: Antarctic Peninsula (Hommersand et al. 2009), Antarctica/Subantarctic Islands (Wiencke & Clayton 2002), Fuegia (Papenfuss 1964), Graham Land (Kylin & Skottsberg 1919), Îles Kerguelen (Kylin & Skottsberg 1919, Wiencke & Clayton 2002), South Georgia (Wells, Brewin & Brickle 2011), South Shetland Islands (Hommersand et al. 2009), Tierra del Fuego (Wiencke & Clayton 2002).

Key references
Boraso de Zaixso, A.L. (2013). Elementos para el estudio de las macroalgas de Argentina. Con colaboración de J.M. Zaixso. pp. [1]-204. Comodoro Rivadavia: Universitaria de la Patagonia.

Harvey, W.H. (1847). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 1]. pp. i-viii, 1-64, pls I-XXV. London: Reeve Brothers.

Hommersand, M.H., Moe, R.L., Amsler, C.D. & Fredericq, S. (2009). Notes on the systematics and biogeographical relationships of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Rhodophyta with descriptions of four new genera and five new species. Botanica marina 52: 509-534.

Levring, T. (1945). Marine algae from some Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift, N.F., Avd. 2 41(7): 1-36, 1 pl.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

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