Polysiphonia flexicaulis ( ) Collins
Polysiphonia flexicaulis (Harvey) Collins 1911: 279
Published in: Collins, F.S. (1911). The marine algae of Casco Bay. Proc. Portland Soc. Nat. Hist. 2: 257-282.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Lectotype locality: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Savoie & Saunder 2018: 13). Lectotype: TCD 0018099 (Savoie & Saunder 2018: 13). Notes: Collector: Dr.Jeans; Harvey (INA). Maine, USA (Busatmante et al., 2013: table 1). ["Profusely common in Halifax harbour in July": Harvey (INA)].
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with pliant or bent stems (Neal 1993).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.
Created: 04 August 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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