Polysiphonia mutabilis Harvey 1855: 540
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
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 Platysiphonia mutabilis (Harvey) Womersley & Shepley
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), variable.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Fremantle, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 465). Lectotype: on “Zostera” (=Posidonia). TCD, Herb. Harvey Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 116A (Womersley 2003: 162).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
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.
Created: 04 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 September 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. 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 21 February 2020.