Polysiphonia quadrata Hollenberg 1968: 74, fig. 25
Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1968). An account of the species of Polysiphonia of the central and western tropical Pacific Ocean. I. Oligosiphonia. Pacific Science 22: 56-98, 43 figs.
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 Melanothamnus quadratus (Hollenberg) Huisman
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: South of Rawanawi Village, Marakei Atoll, Gilbert Islands (Hollenberg 1968: 74). Holotype: N.J.Cooper; July 1962; from below low water line on a reef. BISH D18774 (Hollenberg 1968: 74).
Source of current name
Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Created: 25 October 2005 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 November 2019.