Polysiphonia isogona Harvey in J.D.Hooker 1855: 231
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Algae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross.... II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part II. Flowerless plants. (Hooker, J.D. Eds), pp. 211-266. London: Reeve.
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.
Polysiphonia comoides Harvey 1855
Polysiphonia amoena Sonder 1855
Polysiphonia neglecta Harvey ex J.Agardh 1863
Lophosiphonia neglecta (Harvey) De Toni 1903
Polysiphonia compacta A.H.S.Lucas 1913
This is a marine species.
Usually growing as a turf, often amongst sand, at about low tide level under moderate to strong wave action, occasionally in calmer water (Womersley 2003: 213).
Type locality: Blind Bay, Cook Straits, New Zealand (Womersley 2003: 213). Lectotype: Lyall; August 1849; BM (Womersley 2003: 213). Notes: Womersley (2003: 213) notes that there is a similar specimen in TCD but dated September 1850.
Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1993, Womersley 2003), New Zealand (Adams 1994, Womersley 2003, Mamoozadeh & Freshwater 2011, Nelson 2012), Queensland (Lewis 1984, Womersley 2003 ), South Australia (Womersley 2003), Tasmania (Womersley 2003), Victoria (Womersley 2003), Western Australia (Womersley 2003).
(as Lophosiphonia neglecta (Harvey) De Toni)
South America: Brazil (Taylor 1930 ).
Source of current name
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. , 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. -533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
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