Polysiphonia simulans Harvey 1849: 89
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). A manual of the British marine algae: containing generic and specific descriptions of all the known British species of sea-weeds. With plates to illustrate all the genera. pp. [i]-lii, -252, 27 pls. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row.
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 simulans (Harvey) Kuntze
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), imitating, resembling (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
(as Polysiphonia simulans Harvey)
English: Similar Siphon Weed (Bunker et al. 2010).
Lectotype locality: Tor Abbey, Devon, England (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 353). Lectotype: Griffiths; 20 v 1831; BM-K ex Herb. Harvey (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 353).
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.
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. , 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.
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