Polysiphonia subtilissima var. westpointensis 1853
Polysiphonia subtilissima var. westpointensis Harvey 1853: 45
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 Polysiphonia subtilissima Montagne
Type locality: West Point, Hudson River, 60 miles from the sea (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: Prof. J.W. Bailey; TCD (Index Nominum Algarum
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), most slender, very delicate, or precise.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
1853: 35 (INA). - (13 Dec 2012) - Wendy Guiry
Described from plants collected at West Point on the Hudson River, 60 miles from the sea, and collected by Prof. J.W. Bailey (in herb. TCD). - (15 Sep 2007) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, -591, , pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
Mamoozadeh, N.R. & Freshwater, D.W. (2012). Polysiphonia sensu lato (Ceramiales, Florideophyceae) species of Caribbean Panama including Polysiphonia lobophoralis sp. nov. and Polysiphonia nuda sp. nov.. Botanica Marina 55(4): 317-347.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 December 2012 by G.M. Guiry
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G.M. 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.