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Polysiphonia flaccidissima Hollenberg 1942

Publication details
Polysiphonia flaccidissima Hollenberg 1942: 783, fig. 8

Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1942). An account of the species of Polysiphonia on the Pacific coast of North America. I. Oligosiphonia. American Journal of Botany 29: 772-785, 21 figs.
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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 Neosiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) K.W.Nam & P.J.Kang

Type information
Type locality: USA: California: Laguna Beach, Orange County (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: G.J. Hollenberg 2269; on corallines. (Index Nominum Algarum

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Mamoozadeh & Freshwater (2012), this is a synonym of P. sertularioides. - (13 Dec 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia flaccidissima Hollenberg)
Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (Schneider & Searles 1997).

North America: California (Abbott & Hollenberg 1976, Stewart 1991), Gulf of California (Norris, Aguilar-Rosas & Pedroche 2017), North Carolina (Schneider & Searles 1991).

Central America: Belize (Kapraun & Norris 1982, Norris & Bucher 1982, Schneider & Searles 1991, Littler & Littler 1997), Costa Rica (Fernández-García & al. 2011), El Salvador (Fernández-García & al. 2011), Panama (Fernández-García & al. 2011).

Caribbean Islands: Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000).

South America: Chile (Leonardi et al 2006), Peru (Dawson, Acleto & Foldvik 1964, Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013, Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Hawaiian Islands (Abbott 1999).

Source of current name
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.

Key references
Dawson, E.Y., Acleto, C. & Foldvik, N. (1964). The seaweeds of Peru. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 13: 1-111, 81 pls.

Kapraun, D.F. & Norris, J.N. (1982). The red algal Polysiphonia Greville (Rhodomelaceae) from Carrie Bow Cay and vicinity, Belize. In Rützler, K. & Macintyre, I.G. (eds) The Atlantic Barrier Reef Ecosystem at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize. I. Structure and Communities. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences : 225-238.

Leonardi, P.I., Miravalles, A.B., Faugeron, S., Flores, V., Beltran, J. & Correa, J.A. (2006). Diversity, phenomenology and epidemiology of epiphytism in farmed Gracilaria chilensis (Rhodophyta) in northern Chile. European Journal of Phycology 41: 247-257.

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.

Schneider, C.W. & Searles, R.B. (1997). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 2. Some Rhodophyta, including Polysiphonia tongatensis and a discussion on the Herposiphonia secunda/tenella complex. Cryptogamie, Algologie 18: 187-210, 19 figs.

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.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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References
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Kim, M.S. & Lee, I.K. (1996). Two species of Polysiphonia, P. scopulorum Harvey and P. flaccidissima Hollenberg (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) new to Korea. Algae (The Korean Journal of Phycology) 11(1): 141-148, 5 figs, 1 table.

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