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Polysiphonia sphaerocarpa Børgesen

Classification:
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 sphaerocarpa Børgesen
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya, en el mesolitoral rocoso. Detalle de ramas y cistocarpos. Foto: Ángel Moreira..

 

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Neosiphonia sphaerocarpa (Børgesen) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya, en el mesolitoral rocoso. Detalle de ramas y cistocarpos. Foto: Ángel Moreira.
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Publication details
Polysiphonia sphaerocarpa Børgesen 1918: 271, figs 267-271

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1918). The marine algae of the Danish West Indies. Part 3. Rhodophyceae (4). Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 3: 241-304, Figs 231-307.
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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 sphaerocarpus (Børgesen) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Store Nordsidebugt (Magens Bay), St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (Børgesen 1918: 271). Type: C? (Huisman 2018: 549). Notes: Isotypes: US, C. (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017).

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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
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Dawson, E.Y., Acleto, O.C. & Foldvik, N. (1964). The seaweeds of Peru. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 13: 1-111, 81 pls.

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.

Schneider, C.W. & Searles, R.B. (1997). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 2. Some Rhodophyta, including Polysiphonia tongatensis and a discussion on the Herposiphonia secunda/tenella complex. Cryptogamie, Algologie 18: 187-210, 19 figs.

Created: 15 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

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

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Yoneshigue, Y. & Villaça, R.C. (1986). Flora marinha da regiáo de Cabo Frio (Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil). 6. Pterosiphonia spinifera, Polysiphonia eastwoodae, P. flacidissima, P. sphaerocarpa e Streblocladia corymbifera (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Novas occorências para a Costa Brasileira. Rickia 13: 97-111.

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