Polysiphonia miniata (C. ) Kützing
Platysiphonia delicata (Clemente) Cremades Rottnest Island, Western Australia
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Polysiphonia miniata (C.Agardh) Kützing 1849: 820
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 Platysiphonia delicata (Clemente) Cremades
Conferva delicata Clemente
Type locality: Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Spain (Cremades & Pérez-Cirera 1990: 464). Lectotype: MA Algae 1873 (Cremades & Pérez-Cirera 1990: 492).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), saturn-red, flame-scarlet; literally, ‘painted with red lead’ (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. -533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
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Verified by: 28 January 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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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 23 October 2019.