Nitella muthnatae T.F.Allen
Nitella muthnatae T.F.Allen 1887: 211, pl. LXXI
Published in: Allen, T.F. (1887). Some notes on Characeae. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club XIV(10): 211-215, pls. LXXI-LXXV.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nitella pseudoflabellata var. mathuatae (T.F.Allen) R.D.Wood
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Gioallenia
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
From Wood 1965 p. 579: The name N. muthnatae was originally spelles incorrect by the writer (1962:20) to N. mathuatae. The explanation is thst the species was named for Mathuana Island (Mathuata-i-wai), a small island just off Vanua Levu, Fiji. Why Allen misspelled mathuata can be understodd by examinein the handwritten labels of the type (US) in which the top of the "a" is open, and "a" and "u" would be easily misinterpreted for one another or for "n". - (20 Apr 2010) -
This is a freshwater species.
Wood, R.D. (1962). New combinations and taxa in the revision of Characeae. Taxon 11: 7-25.
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Anders Langangen in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 April 2019.