Polysiphonia nigrescens var. fucoides ( ) 1853
Polysiphonia fucoides (Hudson) Greville microscope,TS frond showing pericentrals and axial cell; Spain, Galicia, Ría de Ortigueira, 2005
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Polysiphonia nigrescens var. fucoides (Hudson) Harvey 1853: 49
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], -258, pls XIII-XXXVI.
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 Vertebrata fucoides (Hudson) Kuntze
Conferva fucoides Hudson
Type locality: York, England (Silva & al. 1996: 541). Neotype: undated, unlocalised; herb. Lightfoot “names repeatedly by Hudson C. fucoides” BM-K (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 338). Notes: See also Irvine & Dixon (1982). BM 807101.
Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), becoming black (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 April 2021.