Polysiphonia gorgoniae Harvey 1853: 39
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 Melanothamnus gorgoniae (Harvey) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Key West, Florida, U.S.A. (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 541). Type: Harvey (25); Blodgett (40); TCD (Silva 1996-to date Notes: Syntypes: TCD 12801-4, NY 900637-8 (Díaz-Tapia, 2017: table 4).
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.
Nasr, A.H. (1941). Some new and little known algae from the Red Sea. Revue Algologique 12: 57-76, 16 figs, pl. 2.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 26 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 May 2017 by Wendy Guiry
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Aguilar-Rosas, M.A. & Aguilar-Rosas, L.E. (1988). Anomalías reproductivas en Heterosiphonia gibbesii (Harvey) Falkenberg y Polysiphonia gorgoniae Harvey (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales). Caribbean Journal of Science 24: 78-81.
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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 18 October 2019.