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Polysiphonia japonica var. forfex (Harvey) Yoon 1986

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Polysiphonieae
Genus Polysiphonia


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Polysiphonia japonica var. forfex (Harvey) Yoon
Cape Peron, Western Australia; growing on the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica. 25 Feb 2021. John Huisman. © John Huisman .


Melanothamnus forfex (Harvey) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs Cape Peron, Western Australia; growing on the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica
© John Huisman

Publication details
Polysiphonia japonica var. forfex (Harvey) Yoon 1986: 36

Published in: Yoon, H.Y. (1986). A taxonomic study of genus Polysiphonia (Rhodophyta) from Korea. Korean Journal of Phycology 1: 3-86, 32 figs, 12 plates.

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 Melanothamnus forfex (Harvey) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Polysiphonia forfex Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Harvey 1859: pl. 96). Lectotype: on Posidonia. TCD [herb. Harvey 15353-4] (Womersley 1979: 495). Notes: Listed by Womersley (1979: 495) as "holotype" in Harvey's "Travelling Set No. 186 as P. forcipata". Islolectotype in BM (Womersley 1979: 495)..

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to Japan (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Vertebrata forcipata Kuntze 1891

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

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