Polysiphonia urceolata f. patens ( ) J. 1863
Polysiphonia urceolata f. patens (Dillwyn) J.Agardh 1863: 971
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Conferva patens Dillwyn
Type locality: Bantry Bay Type: Miss Ellen Hutchins; BM (Kim, Maggs, McIvor & Guiry 2000: 85). Notes: Annotated by Miss Hutchins “I think that you will find this only a variety of C. stricta [Conferva stricta]: it grows in deep water.” She also noted that this or other material weas found on the stalks of Fucus digitatus [Laminaria hyperborea].
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Greek), urceolate; like a small jug or pitcher.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Kim, M.-S., Maggs, C.A., McIvor, L. & Guiry, M.D. (2000). Reappraisal of the type species of Polysiphonia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 35: 83-92.
Created: 10 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 April 2021.