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Polysiphonia atricapilla J.Agardh 1863

Publication details
Polysiphonia atricapilla J.Agardh 1863: 1054

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Mostly epiphytic on stems of Amphibolis or Posidonia (Womersley 2003: 209).

Type information
Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 537). Holotype: Harvey; LD, Herb. Agardh 41629 (Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 175B) (Womersley 2003: 209).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia atricapilla J.Agardh)
Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Womersley 2003), Western Australia (Womersley 2003).

Subantarctic Islands: Amsterdam Island (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Île Saint-Paul (St Paul I.) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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Citing AlgaeBase
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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 10 August 2020.

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