Polysiphonia hystrix Hooker f. & Harvey 1847

Echinothamnion hystrix (Hooker f. & Harvey) Kylin

Current name: Echinothamnion hystrix (Hooker f. & Harvey) Kylin
Eglinton Rocks, Western AustraliaJ.M. Huisman

Publication Details
Polysiphonia hystrix Hooker f. & Harvey 1847: 41, pl. XIV [14]

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1847). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 1]. pp. i-viii, 1-64, pls I-XXV. London: Reeve Brothers.

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Type Species
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 Echinothamnion hystrix (Hooker f. & Harvey) Kylin.

Type Information
Type locality: "Tasmania, Mr. Gunn" [Georgetown, Tasmania]; (Womersley 2003: 224) Lectotype (Georgetown; Womersley 2003: 224): R.C. Gunn; BM; Herb. Hooker (Womersley 2003: 224)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), porpucine-like, bristly or spiny (Neal 1993).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 04 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 01 March 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 01 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 February 2024

 
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