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Herposiphonia versicolor (Hooker & Harvey) Reinbold

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Herposiphonieae
Genus Herposiphonia

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Herposiphonia versicolor (Hooker & Harvey) Reinbold
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 r.

 

Publication details
Herposiphonia versicolor (Hooker & Harvey) Reinbold 1899: 50

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Herposiphonia is Herposiphonia tenella (C.Agardh) Ambronn.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Polysiphonia versicolor J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Tasmania (probably N coast) (Womersley 2003: 292). Lectotype: Gunn; BM (Womersley 2003: 292).

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), changing colour, variously coloured (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia versicolor J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia argus K├╝tzing 1864

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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.

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