Polysiphonia strictissima J.D.Hooker & 1845
Polysiphonia strictissima J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845: 538
Published in: Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. (1845). Algae Novae Zelandiae; being a catalogue of all of the species of algae yet recorded as inhabiting the shores of New Zealand, with characters and brief descriptions of the new species discovered during the voyage of H.M. discovery ships "Erebus" and "Terror" and of others communicated to Sir W. Hooker by D. Sinclair, the Rev. Colenso, and M. Raoul. London Journal of Botany 4: 521-551.
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 strictissimus (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Type locality: New Zealand (Index Nominum Algarum). probable syntype: BM 561312 (Díaz-Tapia & al. 2017: 9).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia strictissima J.D.Hooker & Harvey)
Australia and New Zealand: Chatham Islands (Nelson 2013), New Zealand (Adams 1994, Nelson & Phillips 1996, Mamoozadeh & Freshwater 2011 , Nelson 2012), North Island, NZ (Nelson 2013), South Island, NZ (Nelson 2013), Stewart Island/Rakiura (Mamoozadeh & Freshwater 2011, Nelson 2013).
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.
Harvey, W.H. (1847). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 1]. pp. i-viii, 1-64, pls I-XXV. London: Reeve Brothers.
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Created: 11 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 15 May 2017 by G.M. 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 12 May 2021.