Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis ( ex Kützing) 1968
Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee Panama. Apex of erect axis showing hair scar cells
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Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg 1968: 69, fig. 43
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 tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
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).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), soft, pliant (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Reported by Abbott (1999) as Polysiphonia tongatensis Harvey ex Kützing.
This is a marine species.
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.
Created: 05 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 February 2017 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 14 August 2020.