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Polysiphonia obscura Harvey, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Polysiphonia obscura Harvey 1855: 541, nom. illeg.

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
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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 Ophidocladus simpliciusculus (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Falkenberg

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dark, shady, indisctinct (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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.

Source of current name
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.

Key references
Tsiamis, K., Verlaque, M. & Panayotidis, P. & Montesanto, B. (2010). New macroalgal records for the Aegean Sea (Greece, eastern Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 53(4): 319-331.

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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 19 June 2019.

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