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Platysiphonia mutabilis (Harvey) Womersley & Shepley 1959

Publication details
Platysiphonia mutabilis (Harvey) Womersley & Shepley 1959: 195, 209

Published in: Womersley, H.B.S. & Shepley, E.A. (1959). Studies on the Sarcomenia group of the Rhodophyta. Australian Journal of Botany 7: 168-223, 110 figs, 5 plates.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Platysiphonia is Platysiphonia miniata (C.Agardh) Børgesen.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Polysiphonia mutabilis Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Fremantle, Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 465). Lectotype: on “Zostera” (=Posidonia). TCD, Herb. Harvey Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 116A (Womersley 2003: 162).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), variable.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia mutabilis Harvey 1855
Sarcomenia mutabilis (Harvey) J.Agardh 1863

Taxonomic notes
Womersley (2003: 162) notes that Borgesen (1931b: 8) first stated that S. mutabilis could be referred to Platysiphonia, but did not validate the transfer. - (28 Jan 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

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