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Polysiphonia harveyi var. olneyi (Harvey) Collins 1937

Publication details
Polysiphonia harveyi var. olneyi (Harvey) Collins in W.R.Taylor 1937: 227

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1937). Notes on North Atlantic marine algae. I. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science 22: 225-233.

Type species
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 Neosiphonia harveyi var. olneyi (Harvey) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes

Polysiphonia olneyi Harvey

Named for Stephen Thayer Olney (1812-1878), Rhode Island businessman and phycologist.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Kapraun (1978) reported a chromosome number of n=28 for material from North Carolina, wherease the common form of the species, which he referred to Polysiphonia harveyi var. arietina in North Carolina had n=32. Schneider & Searles (1991: 469) refer the common entity to the type variety. May be conspecific with Polysiphonia fibrillosa (Maggs & Hommersand, 1993: 346).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
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.

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