Polysiphonia amphibolis Womersley 1979: 474-476, figs. 3F,G, 4A-C
Published in: Womersley, H.B.S. (1979). Southern Australian species of Polysiphonia Greville (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 459-528, 14 figs.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
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This is a marine species.
Not uncommon on Corallina and a common epiphyte on the stems of Amphibolis antarctica, where it may be directly associated with the common crustose coralline epiphytes on this seagrass; the single collection on Chiracanthia may also be associated with crustose corallines (Womersley 2003: 183). Records range from 2 to 18 m depth.
Type locality: West Beach, Adelaide, South Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 536). Holotype: Gordon; 4 October 1968; On Amphibolis drift. AD A32838 (Womersley 2003: 183).
Source of current name
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: 10 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 January 2009 by Wendy 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 21 February 2020.