Melanothamnus blandii (Harvey) Diaz-Tapia & Maggs Eglinton Rocks, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman
Polysiphonia blandii Harvey 1862: pl. 184
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1862). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 4. pp. viii, Plates CLXXXI-CCXL. London: Lovell Reeve & Co..
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 blandii (Harvey) Diaz-Tapia & Maggs
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Womersley (2003: 193) Polysiphoni ferulacea Suhr ex J. Agardh 1863: 980 (Aust. records only) is a synonym of Polysiphonia blandii Harvey 1862a: pl. 184.
This is a marine species.
Epilithic (and possibly epiphytic on algae) in strong water movement (Womersley 2003: 195).
Type locality: New Brighton, Port Phillip [Brighton, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia] (Harvey 1862: pl. 184). Lectotype: WHH [W.H. Harvey]; TCD Harvey Travelling Set (Millar 1990: 442). Notes: Womersley (2003: 193) gives the following data: Type... (Harvey, Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 170F); ... isolectotype in BM.
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. -533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.
Created: 13 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 22 March 2017 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 2034 times since it was created.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=12234
Cite this record as:
Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 February 2020.