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Polysiphonia upolensis Grunow 1874

Publication details
Polysiphonia upolensis Grunow 1874: 49

Published in: Grunow, A. (1874). Algen der Fidschi-, Tonga- und Samoa-Inseln, gesammelt von Dr. E. Graeffe> Erste Folge: Phaeosporeae, Fucoideae und Florideae. Journal des Museum Godeffroy 3: 23-50.
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Type species
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 upolensis (Grunow) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Type information
Type locality: Upolu, Western Samoa (Silva & al. 1996: 547). Lectotype: E.Graeffe; W 7778 (Hollenberg 1968: 94). Notes: Syntypes: W (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia upolensis Grunow)
Indian Ocean Islands: Maldives (Silva & al. 1996).

South-east Asia: Philippines (Kraft et al. 1999).

Asia: China (Liu 2008), Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Lewis 1984, Price & Scott 1992, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman & Borowitzka 2003).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003), French Polynesia (Pari & N'Yeurt 1999, N'Yeurt & Payri 2010), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Hawaiian Islands (Abbott 1999, Stuercke & McDermid 2004), Jarvis I. & Kingman Reef (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999), Solomon Islands (Womersley & Bailey 1970).

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
Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

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.

Price, I.R. & Scott, F.J. (1992). The turf algal flora of the Great Barrier Reef. Part I. Rhodophyta. pp. xii + 266, 81 figs. Townsville, Australia: Botany Department, James Cook University.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

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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