Polysiphonia tenella (C. ) & De
Herposiphonia tenella (C.Agardh) Ambronn Masthead Island, Queensland; scale 100 µm
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Polysiphonia tenella (C.Agardh) Moris & De Notaris 1839: 265
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 Herposiphonia tenella (C.Agardh) Ambronn
Hutchinsia tenella C.Agardh
Type locality: Sicily (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 499).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), delicate (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Diaz-Tapia & Barbára (2013:338), this is a synonym of Herposiphonia secunda f. tenella. - (24 Jan 2014) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Díaz-Tapia, P. & Bárbara, I. (2013). Seaweeds from sand-covered rocks of the Atlantic Iberian Peninsula. Part. 1. The Rhodomelaceae (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 34(4): 325-422.
Created: 17 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 January 2014 by Wendy Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Schneider, C.W. & Searles, R.B. (1997). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 2. Some Rhodophyta, including Polysiphonia tongatensis and a discussion on the Herposiphonia secunda/tenella complex. Cryptogamie, Algologie 18: 187-210, 19 figs.
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 February 2020.