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Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville 1824

Publication details
Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville 1824: 309

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1824). Flora edinensis: or a description of plants growing near Edinburgh, arranged according to the Linnean system, with a concise introduction to the natural orders of the class Cryptogamia, and illustrated plates. pp. i-lxxxi, 1-478. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, Strand, London.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Polysiphonia stricta (Mertens ex Dillwyn) Greville

Conferva urceolata Lightfoot ex Dillwyn

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Greek), urceolate; like a small jug or pitcher.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville)
Arctic: Arctic Russia (Vinogradova 2011), Canada (Arctic) (Lee 1980).

Atlantic Islands: Azores (Neto 1994, Tittley & Neto 1994), Canary Islands (Viera-Rodriguez & al. 1987, Viera-Rodriguez et al. 1987, Guadalupe et al. 1995), E. Greenland (Pedersen 1976).

Europe: Britain (Newton 1931), Channel Islands (Lyle 1920, Dixon 1961), Faroe Islands (Irvine 1982), France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2017), France (Breizh) (Feldmann 1954), Greece (Gerloff & Geissler 1974, Haritonidis & Tsekos 1976, Tsekos & Haritonidis 1977), Ireland (Adams 1908, Cotton 1912, Cotton 1913, Cullinane 1971, Guiry 1977, Pybus 1977, Guiry 1978, De Valéra & al. 1979, Maggs 1983), Netherlands (Stegenga & Mol 1983), Norway (Jaasund 1965, Kapraun & Dunwoody 2002), Spain (Miranda 1934, Silva & Fernández 1988, Granja, Cremades & Barbara 1992), Spitsbergen (Vinogradova 1995), Sweden (Kylin 1907, Kylin 1944).

North America: Alaska (Lindstrom 1977, Scagel & al. 1989), British Columbia (Scagel & al. 1989), Connecticut (Schneider et al. 1979), New Hampshire (Mathieson & Hehre 1986), North Carolina (Schneider & Searles 1991, Kapraun & Dunwoody 2002), Washington (Scagel & al. 1989).

South America: Argentina (Pujals 1963), Chile (Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Africa: Tunisia (Meñez & Mathieson 1981, Ben Maiz, Boudouresque & Quahchi 1987).

Middle East: Turkey (Güven & Öztig 1971, Zeybek, Güner & Aysel 1993).

Asia: China (Tseng 1984), Russia (Far East) (Perestenko 1996, Kloczcova 1996, Selivanova 2002), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Ant./Subantarctic and islands (Papenfuss 1964).

Key references
Kapraun, D.F. & Dunwoody, J.T. (2002). Relationship of nuclear genome size to some reproductive cell parameters in the Florideophycidae (Rhodophyta). Phycologia 41: 507-516.

Klochkova N.G., Koroleva T.N., Kusidi A.E. (2009). Atlas vodorosley-makrofitov prikamchatskikh vod [Atlas of algae-macrophytes of Kamchatka waters. Red algae]. Vol. 2 pp. 301, profusely illustrated. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski: Izdaniya KamchatNIRO. [in Russian]

Kloczcova, N.G. (1996). Flora vodoroslei makrofitov Tatarskogo Proliva i osobennosti ee formirovanija [Macrophyte algal flora of Tatars Gulf (Sea of Japan) and peculiarities of its formation]. pp. 1-289. Vladivostock: Dalnauka. [in Russian]

Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Stuercke, B. & Freshwater, D.W. (2008). Consistency of morphological characters used to delimit Polysiphonia sensu lato species (Ceramiales, Florideophyceae): analyses of North Carolina, USA specimens. Phycologia 47: 541-559.

Viera-Rodriguez, M.A., Audiffred, P.A.J., Gil-Rodríguez, M.C., Prud'Homme Van Reine, W.F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (1987). Adiciones al catálogo de algas marinas bentónicas para el Archipélago Canario. III. Vieraea 17: 227-235, 10 figs.

Vinogradova, K.L. (2011). The order Ceramiales (Rhodophyta) in the flora of the Arctic Ocean. Botanicheskii Zhurnal (St. Petersburg) 96(6): 681-695.

Zinova, A.D. (1955). Opredelitel' burykh vodorosley severnykh morey SSSR [Manual for identification of the brown algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. Vol. 2 pp. 220, 169 figures. Moscow & Leningrad: Izdatel'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR. [in Russian]

Created: 18 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 12 March 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Edelstein, T. & McLachlan, J. (1967). Cystocarps and tetrasporangia on the same thallus in Membranoptera alata and Polysiphonia urceolata. British Phycological Bulletin 3: 185-187.
Kapraun, D.F. (1979). Comparative studies of Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightf.) Grev. (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales) from three North Atlantic sites. Norwegian Journal of Botany 26: 269-276.
Kylin, H. (1937). Über anatomie und fruchtentwicklung bei Polysiphonia urceolata. Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Förhandlingar 7: 1-6.
Lawson, R.P. & Russell, G. (1967). Simultaneous occurence of carposporophytes and tetrasporangia in Polysiphonia urceolata. British Phycological Journal 3: 249-250.
Lawson, R.P. & Russell, G. (1967). Simultaneous occurrence of carposporophytes and tetrasporangia in Polysiphonia urceolata. British Phycological Bulletin 3: 249-250.

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