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Polysiphonia laxa Harvey, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Polysiphonia laxa Harvey in Hooker 1859: 300, nom. illeg.

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 agardhiana Kuntze

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: not Polysiphonia laxa Kützing 1843 (INA). - (6 Mar 2019) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
According to Womersley (2003: 188), this is a synonym of P. perriniae Womersley 1979. - (6 Mar 2019) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Australia: Tasmania (Silva 1996-to date). Type: R. Gunn; (Silva 1996-to date

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 22 September 2003 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 06 March 2019 by Wendy Guiry

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Wendy 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 16 June 2019.

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