Polysiphonia apiculata Hollenberg 1968: 61, figs 1 D, 8, 9
Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1968). An account of the species of Polysiphonia of the central and western tropical Pacific Ocean. I. Oligosiphonia. Pacific Science 22: 56-98, 43 figs.
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 apiculatus (Hollenberg) Díaz- Tapia & Maggs
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), ending abruptly in a sharp point or apiculum (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: O'ahu Island, Hawai'i (: 48522). Holotype: 30.vii.1959; US 48522 (: table 6). Notes: Holotype: BISH 594511 (Abbott, 1999: 411). Collector: M. Soty 19127p at Hawaii: Oahu: Pokai Bay (INA).
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.
Abbott, I.A. (1999). Marine red algae of the Hawaiian Islands. pp. xv + 477pp, 133 figs. Honolulu, Hawaii: Bishop Museum Press.
Kim, M.-S. & Abbott, I.A. (2006). Taxonomic notes on Hawaiian Polysiphonia, with transfer to Neosiphonia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 54(1): 32-39, 18 figs.
Created: 26 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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