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Polysiphonia pungens Hollenberg

Publication details
Polysiphonia pungens Hollenberg 1942: 774, figs 1, 10

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 Polysiphonia senticulosa Harvey

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), sharp-pointed, pricking, piercing, terminating in a hard sharp point (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Kudo, T. & Masuda, M. (1988). Taxonomic notes on Polysiphonia senticulosa Harvey and P. pungens Hollenberg (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Japanese Journal of Phycology 36: 138-142.

Key references
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.

Created: 26 June 2003 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 January 2009 by Wendy Guiry

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References
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Kudo, T. & Masuda, M. (1988). Taxonomic notes on Polysiphonia senticulosa Harvey and P. pungens Hollenberg (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Japanese Journal of Phycology 36: 138-142.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 November 2019.

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