Polysiphonia decumbens Segi 1951: 218, figs 17, 18; pl. 7: fig. 2
Published in: Segi, T. (1951). Systematic study of the genus Polysiphonia from Japan and its vicinity. Journal of the Faculty of Fisheries, Prefectural University of Mie 1: 167-272, 36 figs, 16 plates.
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 decumbens (T.Segi) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), with prostrate stems, the tips rising upwards (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Japan: Mihonoseki, Izumo Prov., on Chondria (Silva 1996-to date). Type: SAP 025880 (Yoshida 1998: 1065). Notes: Holotype: SAPP 25880; Mihonoseki, Shimane Prefecture, Japan; vi.1948 (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017: table 4).
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.
Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
Created: 12 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 May 2017 by Wendy Guiry
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Byun, K.S. & Kang, J.W. (1986). Field and cultural observations of Polysiphonia decumbens Segi. Korean Journal of Phycology 1: 145-156, 30 figs, 2 tables. [in Korean]
Kim, M.-S. (2003). Taxonomic reassessment of the genus Polysiphonia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta): morphology and reproduction of Neosiphonia decumbens and N. harlandii. Algae 18(2): 107-119, 9 figs. [in Korean]
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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 25 June 2019.