Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing 1849
Bostrychia moritziana (Sonder ex Kützing) J.Agardh Panama. Developing reproductive structure
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Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kützing 1849: 838 (as 'P. (?) Moritziana Sonder' )
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, -922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
Publication date: 23-24 July 1849
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 Bostrychia moritziana (Sonder ex Kützing) J.Agardh
Syntype localities: Ad Antillas: Moritz; Cayenne: Leprieur. Spec. dederunt cll. Sonder ey Lenormand (No. 255)." [Antilles, West Indies; Cayenne, French Guiana] (Kützing 1849: 838). Notes: According to Womersley (2003: 366), the type material (Polysiphonia? moritziana Sonder ex Kützing 1849: 838) is from Venezuela, St Lucia and French Guiana: lectotype from Cumana, Venezuela (Moritz 142), in MEL 672271. However, Venezuela is not mentioned in the protologue, and the type is more likely to be the Leprieur specimen from the Antilles in L. Womersley's selection of a Venezeulan lectiotype specimen in MEL is inexplicable.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Polysiphonia? moritziana (Womersley 2003: 366). - (11 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
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.
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]
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.
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: 08 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 April 2021.