Polysiphonia versicolor J.D.Hooker &
Polysiphonia versicolor J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847: 44, pl. 16 (top)
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1847). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 1]. pp. i-viii, 1-64, pls I-XXV. London: Reeve Brothers.
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 versicolor (Hooker & Harvey) Reinbold
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), changing colour, variously coloured (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Polysiphonia versicolor Hooker & Harvey 1847: 399 (Womersley 2003: 292). - (4 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Tasmania (probably N coast) (Womersley 2003: 292). Lectotype: Gunn; BM (Womersley 2003: 292).
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, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 01 October 2003 by Wendy Guiry
Verified by: 04 February 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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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 22 February 2020.