Polysiphonia polymorpha ( )
Polysiphonia polymorpha (Linnaeus) Duby 1830: 965
Published in: Duby, J.É. (1830). Aug. Pyrami de Candolle Botanicon gallicum sen synopsis plantarum in flora gallica descriptarum. Editio secunda. Ex herbariis et schedis Candollianis propriisque digestum a J. É. Duby V.D.M. Pars secunda plantas cellulares continens. pp. [i-vi], -1068, [i]-lviii. Paris: Ve Desray, Rue Hautefueille, No. 4.
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 Ceramium virgatum Roth
Conferva polymorpha Linnaeus
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Silva, Basson & Moe (1996): "Another earlier homonym [of Ceramium fastigiatum Harvey, 1834b: 303-304] is C. fastigiatum Roth (1800a: 463), a superfluous name for Conferva polymorpha Linnaeus (1753: 1167; type locality: "in Mari Europaeo"). The identity of the species to which C. polymorpha applies is equivocal. Ellis (1768: 424, pl. XVIII: figs. a, A, b, B, B1) described and figured an alga by this name (but without authorship) that clearly is representative of Polysiphonia, and on this basis Duby (1830: 965) made the combination P. polymorpha (Linnaeus) Duby. Tandy (1931), however, presented evidence that Linnaeus had in hand a green alga of uncertain identity. A third earlier homonym is Ceramium fastigiatum Roussel (1806: 87; type locality: Calvados, France), applied to a species of unknown identity."
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Source of current name
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
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