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Polysiphonia flexicaulis (Harvey) Collins 1911

Publication details
Polysiphonia flexicaulis (Harvey) Collins 1911: 279

Published in: Collins, F.S. (1911). The marine algae of Casco Bay. Proc. Portland Soc. Nat. Hist. 2: 257-282.

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 Leptosiphonia flexicaulis (Harvey) Savoie & G.W.Saunders

Polysiphonia violacea var. flexicaulis Harvey

Type information
Lectotype locality: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Savoie & Saunder 2018: 13). Lectotype: TCD 0018099 (Savoie & Saunder 2018: 13). Notes: Collector: Dr.Jeans; Harvey (INA). Maine, USA (Busatmante et al., 2013: table 1). ["Profusely common in Halifax harbour in July": Harvey (INA)].

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with pliant or bent stems (Neal 1993).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

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