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Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Polysiphonieae
Genus Neosiphonia

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Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee
Panama. Habit of bushy tuft. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee
Panama. Pericentral cell with proximal rhizoid; rhizoid separated from parent cell by distinct cell wall. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee
Panama. Pericentral cell with proximal rhizoid; rhizoid separated from parent cell by distinct cell wall. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee
Panama. Apex of erect axis showing hair scar cells. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee
Panama. Solitary swollen tetrasporangium. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee
Panama. Erect axes with tetrasporangia in short spiral series. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

 

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Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee Panama. Pericentral cell with proximal rhizoid; rhizoid separated from parent cell by distinct cell wall
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee 1999: 280

Published in: Kim, M.-S. & Lee, I.K. (1999). Neosiphonia flavimarina gen. et sp. nov. with a taxonomic reassessment of the genus Polysiphonia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 47: 271-281.

Publication date: December 1999

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Neosiphonia is Neosiphonia flavimarina M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Basionym
Polysiphonia tongatensis Harvey ex Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Tonga ("Friendly Islands") (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 543). Type: W.H. Harvey; L Notes: Holotype: L 4083619 (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017). Isotype: TCD (Kim & Lee, 1999: 280).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia aquamara I.A.Abbott 1947

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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.

Key references
Mamoozadeh, N.R. & Freshwater, D.W. (2012). Polysiphonia sensu lato (Ceramiales, Florideophyceae) species of Caribbean Panama including Polysiphonia lobophoralis sp. nov. and Polysiphonia nuda sp. nov.. Botanica Marina 55(4): 317-347.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

Nam, K.W. & Kang, P.J. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 4. Rhodophyta: Ceramiales: Rhodomelaceae: 18 genera including Herposiphonia. pp. [1-6], 1-178, figs 1-102. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.

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