Polysiphonia macrocarpa , nom. illeg. 1836
Polysiphonia macrocarpa Harvey in Mackay 1836: 206, nom. illeg.
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1836). Algae. In: Flora hibernica comprising the Flowering Plants Ferns Characeae Musci Hepaticae Lichenes and Algae of Ireland arranged according to the natural system with a synopsis of the genera according to the Linnaean system. (Mackay, J.T. Eds), pp. 157-254. Dublin, London & Edinburgh: William Curry Jun and Company; Simpkin Marshall and Co; Fraser & 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 Polysiphonia atlantica Kapraun & J.N.Norris
Syntype localities: Port-Stewart, Londonderry, Northern Ireland; Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland (Silva & al. 1996: 536). Lectotype: TCD (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 312).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with large fruit.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Stegenga & Mol (1983: 234) cite this species as Polysiphonia macrocarpa Harvey in Mackay
This is a marine species.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.
Created: 17 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 10 July 2014 by G.M. Guiry
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Pérez-Cirera, J.L. (1982). Cistocarpos en el tetrasporófito de Polysiphonia macrocarpa (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Collectanea Botanica 13(2): 887-891.
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