Polysiphonia griffithsiana Harvey 1841: 91
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1841). A manual of the British algae: containing generic and specific descriptions of the known British species of sea-weeds and of Confervae both marine and fresh-water. pp. [i-v]-lvii, -229. London: John Van Voorst.
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 Leptosiphonia fibrillosa (Agardh) A.M.Savoie & G.W.Saunders
Named for Mrs Amelia Warren Griffiths (1768-1858), a seaweed collector and correspondent from Torquay, Devon, England.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Combination also proposed by L.P. Jones & Kingston, 1829 with basionym Conferva griffithsiana J.E. Smith 1812. The Current Name of this taxón is Spyridia griffithsiana (J.E. Smith) G.C. Zuccarello, W.F. Prud'homme van Reine & H. Stegenga 2004. - (31 Mar 2016) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
This is a marine species.
Type locality: On Polyides rotundus at Torquay: Mrs Griffiths (Silva 1996-to date).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Savoie, A.M. & Saunders, G.W. (2018 '2019'). A molecular assessment of species diversity and generic boundaries in the red algal tribes Polysiphonieae and Streblocladieae (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) in Canada. European Journal of Phycology 54(1): 1-25.
Created: 05 April 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 February 2020.