Polysiphonia calothrix Harvey 1855: 541
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
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 Herposiphonia calothrix (Harvey) Womersley
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia (Womersley 2003: 190). Lectotype: on mid-tide rocks. Harvey, Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 178B (Womersley 2003: 290). Notes: Trav. Set 337 missing in 1952 (Womersley, 2003: 190).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia calothrix Harvey)
Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013).
Source of current name
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. -533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 01 October 2003 by Wendy Guiry
Verified by: 28 November 2010 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 February 2020.