Polysiphonia californica Harvey 1853: 48
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], -258, pls XIII-XXXVI.
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 paniculata Montagne
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to California (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Golden Gate" (probably Fort Point), San Franciso, California (Silva 1979: 331).
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Created: 13 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 August 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 February 2020.