Polysiphonia platycarpa Børgesen
Polysiphonia platycarpa Børgesen 1934: 23, figs 15-17
Published in: Børgesen, F. (1934). Some Indian Rhodophyceae especially from the shores of the Presidency of Bombay-IV. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1934: 1-30, 19 figs, Plates I-IV.
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 platycarpus (Børgesen) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Polysiphonia gopnathensis Thivy & Sreenivasa Rao 1963
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Bombay, India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 544). Type: Børgesen 5024; (Silva 1996-to date Notes: 19.xii.1927; probable syntypes: BM 106768 and 106760 (Díaz-Tapia, 2017).
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.
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: 1-1259.
Created: 12 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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Iyengar, M.O.P. & Balakrishnan, M.S. (1949). Morphology and cytology of Polysiphonia platycarpa Boergs. Prelimiary note. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B 29: 105-108, 8 figs, Plates IX, X.
Iyengar, M.O.P. & Balakrishnan, M.S. (1950). Morphology and cytology of Polysiphonia platycarpa Boergesen. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B 31: 135-161, 109 figs, Plates VI, VII.
Rangaiah, G.S., Sudhakar, S. & Kumari, E.V. (2003). Seasonal growth, phenology and spore-shedding in Polysiphonia platycarpa Børgesen (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) of Visakhapatnam Coast, India. Algae 18(2): 177-181, 2 figs.
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