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Polysiphonia furcellata (C.Agardh) Harvey

Publication details
Polysiphonia furcellata (C.Agardh) Harvey 1833: 332

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1833). Div. II. Confervoideae; Div. III. Gloiocladeae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 263-265, 265-266, 326-389, 389-405. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.
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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 Vertebrata furcellata (C.Agardh) Kuntze

Basionym
Hutchinsia furcellata C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Brittany (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 341). Lectotype: Bonnemaison; undated; LD 40907 (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 341).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), forked; having a small notch at apex (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia forcipata J.Agardh 1842
Polysiphonia laevigata Kützing 1843
Polysiphonia coarctata Kützing 1849
Polysiphonia furcellata var. forcipata (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1852

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Polysiphonia furcellata (C.Agardh) Harvey)
English: Pincered Siphon Weed (Bunker et al. 2010).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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.

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Serio, D., Alongi, G., Catra, M., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2006). Changes in the benthic algal flora of Linosa Island (Straits of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 49: 135-144.

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Rojas-González, B. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2008). Morfología y distribución de las especies de Polysiphonia en las Islas Canarias. 3. Polysiphonia ceramiaeformis, P. denudata, P. furcellata y P. tepida (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae). Vieraea 36: 55-71.

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