Higher Classification: > Kingdom Plantae > Division Rhodophyta > Subdivision Eurhodophytina > Class Florideophyceae > Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae > Order Ceramiales > Family Rhodomelaceae > Tribe Polysiphonieae

Polysiphonia Greville, 1823

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Polysiphonia adriatica Schiffner, 1933
Polysiphonia allochroa (Roth) Duby, 1830
Polysiphonia arachnoidea (C.Agardh) Zanardini, 1840
Polysiphonia arctica J.Agardh, 1863
Polysiphonia atlantica Kapraun & J.N.Norris, 1982
Polysiphonia atra Zanardini, 1847
Polysiphonia azorica O.C.Schmidt, 1929
Polysiphonia banyulensis Coppejans, 1976
Polysiphonia barbatula Kützing, 1849
Polysiphonia beguinottii Schiffner, 1938
Polysiphonia biformis Zanardini, 1860
Polysiphonia breviarticulata (C.Agardh) Zanardini, 1840
Polysiphonia brodiei (Dillwyn) Sprengel, 1827
Polysiphonia carettia Hollenberg, 1971
Polysiphonia caspica Kützing
Polysiphonia castagnei Kützing, 1863
Polysiphonia castelliana De Notaris & L.Dufour, 1865
Polysiphonia ceramiiformis P.L.Crouan & H.M.Crouan, 1867
Polysiphonia cladorhiza Ardissone, 1864
Polysiphonia codicola Zanardini ex Frauenfeld, 1855
Polysiphonia denudata (Dillwyn) Greville ex Harvey, 1833
Polysiphonia derbesii Solier ex Kützing, 1849
Polysiphonia deusta (Roth) Sprengel, 1827
Polysiphonia devoniensis Maggs & Hommersand, 1993
Polysiphonia dichotoma Kützing, 1843
Polysiphonia elongata (Hudson) Harvey
Polysiphonia elongata (Hudson) Sprengel, 1827
Polysiphonia erythraea Schousboe ex J.Agardh
Polysiphonia fernandeziana M.P.Reis, 1977
Polysiphonia fibrata (Dillwyn) Harvey, 1833
Polysiphonia fibrillosa (Dillwyn) Sprengel, 1827
Polysiphonia flexella (C.Agardh) J.Agardh, 1842
Polysiphonia flocculosa (C.Agardh) Endlicher, 1843
Polysiphonia foeniculacea (C.Agardh) Sprengel, 1827
Polysiphonia foetidissima Cocks ex Bornet, 1892
Polysiphonia fucoides (Hudson) Greville, 1824
Polysiphonia funebris De Notaris ex J.Agardh, 1851
Polysiphonia furcellata (C.Agardh) Harvey, 1833
Polysiphonia gonatophora Kützing
Polysiphonia havanensis Montagne, 1837
Polysiphonia hemisphaerica Areschoug, 1875
Polysiphonia hirta J.Agardh, 1842
Polysiphonia hockstetteriana O.C.Schmidt, 1929
Polysiphonia isogona Harvey, 1855
Polysiphonia kampsaxii Børgesen, 1939
Polysiphonia kieliana Kaminski & Nizamuddin, 1975
Polysiphonia macrocarpa (C.Agardh) Sprengel, 1827
Polysiphonia morrowii Harvey, 1857
Polysiphonia mottei Lauret, 1967
Polysiphonia neglecta Bornet, 2002
Polysiphonia nigra (Hudson) Batters, 1902
Polysiphonia opaca (C.Agardh) Moris & De Notaris, 1839
Polysiphonia ornata J.Agardh, 1842
Polysiphonia orthocarpa Rosenvinge, 1924
Polysiphonia paniculata Montagne, 1842
Polysiphonia parvula Suhr ex Kützing, 1864
Polysiphonia perforans Cormaci, G.Furnari, Pizzuto & Serio, 1998
Polysiphonia polyspora (C.Agardh) Montagne, 1840
Polysiphonia pulvinata (Roth) Sprengel, 1827
Polysiphonia requienii Montagne ex Kützing, 1849
Polysiphonia rhunensis Thuret, 1878
Polysiphonia sanguinea (C.Agardh) Zanardini, 1840
Polysiphonia scopulorum Harvey, 1855
Polysiphonia senticulosa Harvey, 1862
Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh, 1863
Polysiphonia setigera Kützing, 1849
Polysiphonia simulans Harvey, 1849
Polysiphonia spinosa (C.Agardh) J.Agardh, 1842
Polysiphonia stricta (Dillwyn) Greville, 1824
Polysiphonia stuposa Zanardini ex Kützing, 1864
Polysiphonia subtilissima Montagne, 1840
Polysiphonia subulata (Ducluzeau) Kützing, 1863
Polysiphonia subulifera (C.Agardh) Harvey, 1834
Polysiphonia tenerrima Kützing, 1843
Polysiphonia tripinnata J.Agardh, 1842

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: buizenwier


basis of record


additional source

Guiry, M.D. (2001). Macroalgae of Rhodophycota, Phaeophycota, Chlorophycota, and two genera of Xanthophycota, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 20-38

additional source

Patterson, D. (2001). Platypus checklist of Protoctista

additional source

Silva, C., P. Basson & R. Moe (1996). Catalogue of the Benthic Marine Algae of the Indian Ocean. Volume 79 of University of California Publications in Botany (ISBN 0-520-09810-2).




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Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Polysiphonia Greville, 1823. In: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2014). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:143853




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