Polysiphonia herpa Hollenberg 1968: 68, figs 1 I; 2 G
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 Womersleyella herpa (Hollenberg) R.E.Norris
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Near Otetou, Raroia Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago (Price & Scott 1992: 204). Holotype: M.S.Doty & J.Newhouse; 21 August 1952; abundant in tufts on dead coral on the sea reef. BPBMH 510383 (MSD 11857.2) (Price & Scott 1992: 204).
Source of current name
Norris, R.E. (1992). Ceramiales (Rhodophyceae) genera new to South Africa, including new species of Womersleyella and Herposiphonia. South African Journal of Botany 58: 65-76, 32 figs.
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.
Created: 05 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 10 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. 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 20 February 2020.