Polysiphonia perpusilla J. 1847
Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 150
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Polysiphonia perpusilla J.Agardh 1847: 16
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1847). Nya alger från Mexico. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 4: 5-17.
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 Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
Type locality: San Agustín, Oaxaca, Mexico (Agardh 1847: 16). Type: LD herb. alg. Agardh 43342, 43343 (Yoshida 1998: 997). Notes: Dawson (1962: 83) notes that the type locality is listed as San Agustin, Mexico which is 'presumably along the coast of Oaxaca in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region'. Womersley (2003:21) notes that the holotype was collected from San Augustin, Mexico, by Liebmann and that it is in Herb. Agardh. LD (43343).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), exceedingly small.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Agardh, J.G. (1863). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 3. pp. 787-1138, 1158-1291. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup. [in Latin]
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.
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