Polysiphonia isogona 1855
Polysiphonia isogona Harvey in J.D.Hooker 1855: 231
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Algae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross.... II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part II. Flowerless plants. (Hooker, J.D. Eds), pp. 211-266. London: Reeve.
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 Vertebrata isogona (Harvey) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Type locality: Blind Bay, Cook Straits, New Zealand (Womersley 2003: 213). Lectotype: Lyall; August 1849; BM (Womersley 2003: 213). Notes: Womersley (2003: 213) notes that there is a similar specimen in TCD but dated September 1850.
Polysiphonia compacta A.H.S.Lucas 1913
This is a marine species.
Usually growing as a turf, often amongst sand, at about low tide level under moderate to strong wave action, occasionally in calmer water (Womersley 2003: 213).
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.
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. , 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
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.
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