Polysiphonia forfex 1859
Polysiphonia forfex Harvey 1859: pl. XCVI 
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1859). Phycologia Australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all Known australian algae. Vol. 2. pp. [i]-viii, Plates LXI-CXX (with text). London: Lovell Reeve & Co..
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 forcipata Harvey
Lectotype locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 542). Holotype: Harvey; on Posidonia. TCD, Herb. Harvey Trav. Set 186 (Womersley 2003: 202). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Womersley (1979: 495). Isotype in BM (Womersley, 2003: 202). Lectotype: TCD 15353-4 (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017: table 4).
Polysiphonia forcipata Harvey 1855
Womersley (2003: 202) notes that Harvey (1859a, pl. 96) changed the name of his P. forcipata to P. forfex, recognising J. Agardh's earlier use of the former name. - (29 Jan 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Epiphytic on Posidonia and some robust algae (Womersley 2003: 202).
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1979). Southern Australian species of Polysiphonia Greville (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 27: 459-528, 14 figs.
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.
Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.
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