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Polysiphonia ferulacea Suhr ex J.Agardh 1863

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Polysiphonieae
Genus Polysiphonia


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Polysiphonia ferulacea Suhr ex J.Agardh
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya, en el mesolitoral rocoso. Detalle de ramas y cistocarpos. Foto: Ángel Moreira..


Achnanthes ploenensis Hustedt

Neosiphonia ferulacea (Suhr ex J.Agardh) S.M.Guimarães & M.T.Fujii recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya, en el mesolitoral rocoso. Detalle de ramas y cistocarpos. Foto: Ángel Moreira.

Publication details
Polysiphonia ferulacea Suhr ex J.Agardh 1863: 980

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1863). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 3. pp. 787-1138, 1158-1291. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup. [in Latin]
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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 Melanothamnus ferulaceus (Suhr ex J.Agardh) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Type information
Syntype localities: "in rupibus maritimis infra limitem maris atlantici ad oras Mexici (Liebmann!) et Americae septentrionalis (Harvey!), ad insulam Guadeloupe (Duchassaing!); in oceano australi ad littora Novae Hollandiae! nec non ad Insulas Noukahiva (Jardin!) et Sandvich (Hb. Agardh)" [on the rocks below the sea at the coast; Atlantic Mexico; North America; Guadeloupe, West Indies; Hawaiian Islands; Marquesas Islands; Australia] (Agardh 1863: 980). Notes: Lectotypification required from material at LD (Huisman 2018: 542).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the giant fennel (genus Ferula) (Neal 1993).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia bharadwajae Sreenivasa Rao 1967

Distributional notes
Australian records of this species have been assigned to Polysiponia blandii by Womersley (1979: 486). John et al. (2003) note that Welten et al. (2002) mention a species of Polysiphonia from Guinea-Bissau which might be a narrow form of Polysiphonia ferulacea.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

Key references
Guimarães, S.M.P. de B., Fujii, M.T., Pupo, M.T. & Yokoya, N.S. (2004). Reavaliação das características morfológicas e suas implicações taxonômicas no gênero Polysiphonia sensu lato (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) do litoral dos Estados de São Paulo e Espírito Santo, Brasil. [An assessment of the morphological characteristics and its taxonomical implications in the genus Polysiphonia sensu lato (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from the littoral of São Paulo]. Revista Brasileira de Botânica 27: 163-183.

Kapraun, D.F. & Norris, J.N. (1982). The red algal Polysiphonia Greville (Rhodomelaceae) from Carrie Bow Cay and vicinity, Belize. In Rützler, K. & Macintyre, I.G. (eds) The Atlantic Barrier Reef Ecosystem at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize. I. Structure and Communities. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences : 225-238.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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Verified by: 09 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Annapurna, B. & Rao, B.G.S. (1985). Cytological studies in Rhodophyceae: meiosis in Polysiphonia ferulacea. In: Marine Plants. (Krishnamurthy, V. & Untawale, A.G. Eds), pp. 103-108. Madras: Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association.
Kapraun, D.F. (1977). Asexual propagules in the life history of Polysiphonia ferulacea (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales). Phycologia 16: 417-426.
Kapraun, D.F. (1978). A cytological study of varietal forms in Polysiphonia harveyi and P. ferulacea (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales). Phycologia 17: .
Morrill, J. (1976). Notes on parasitic Rhodomelaceae, III: Meridiocolax narcissus, a new red alga parasitic on Polysiphonia ferulacea Suhr from the Florida Keys. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 127: 233-248.

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 September 2021.

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