Polysiphonia harlandii 1860
Neosiphonia harlandii (Harvey) M.S.Kim & I.K.Lee Habit (Cape Ba Lang An, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam).
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Polysiphonia harlandii Harvey 1860: 330 (as 'Harlandii' )
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.
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 harlandii (Harvey) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Type locality: "Hong Kong" (Harvey 1860: 331). Type: TCD (Yoshida 1998: 1066). Notes: China: Hong Kong; collector: Charles Wright (INA). Probable syntypes: TCD 11955, US 56848 (Díaz-Tapia, 2017: table 4).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
Masuda, M., Kudo, T., Kawaguchi, S. & Guiry, M.D. (1995). Lectotypification of some marine red algae described by W. H. Harvey from Japan. Phycological Research 43: 191-202, 34 figs.
Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
Created: 12 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 May 2017 by G.M. Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Cheung, K.W., Lee, K.Y. & Hodgkiss, I.J. (1984). The occurrence of tetrasporangia and cystocarps on the same thalli in Polysiphonia harlandii (Rhodophyta: Ceramiales). Botanica Marina 27: 571-572.
Kim, M.-S. (2003). Taxonomic reassessment of the genus Polysiphonia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta): morphology and reproduction of Neosiphonia decumbens and N. harlandii. Algae 18(2): 107-119, 9 figs. [in Korean]
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 April 2021.