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Free Content Genus Polysiphonia (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales) in the Tropical Western Atlantic: I. Colombia and Venezuela

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Keys, illustrations, and descriptions are provided for 10 species of Polysiphonia from the Caribbean coast of Colombia and Venezuela: P. atlantica, P. binneyi, P. denudata, P. eastwoodae, P. ferulacea, P. flaccidissima, P. havanensis, P. howei, P. sphaerocarpa and P. subtilissima. Five of these species are newly reported for the study area. Comparisons are made with descriptions for these species elsewhere, and taxonomic and phytogeographic conclusions given.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1983-10-01

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