Polysiphonia forcipata , nom. illeg. 1855
Polysiphonia forcipata Harvey 1855: 541, nom. illeg.
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
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 forfex 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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.
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.
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