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Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Charophyceae
Order Charales
Family Characeae
Genus Nitella

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Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, Isle of Lewis. 15 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Fertile branch. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Branch with antheridia.Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Spermatozoidal filaments. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Composite image showing size. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Antheridial shield cells. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Antheridium. Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, Isle of Lewis. 15 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Oogonium. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson
Oogonium. Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, Isle of Lewis,. 15 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

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Staurastrum sinuatum Borge

Nitella confervacea (Brébisson) A.Braun ex Leonhardi Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, Isle of Lewis
© C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson 1849: 338

Published in: A. Brebisson (1849). Flore de la Normandie. Vol. Ed. 2 pp. 334-338 Characeae. Caen.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Nitella is Nitella opaca (C.Agardh ex Bruzelius) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nitella confervacea (Brébisson) A.Braun ex Leonhardi

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Gioallenia

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Argentan (probably Etang de Vrigny) (Gregor et al. 2012: 394 (Table 1), 393). Lectotype: Brébisson; 1837; PC 0719925 (Gregor et al. 2012: 394 (Table 1)). Notes: Lectotype: Specimen is labeled (1) "Herb. G. Thuret/Brébisson dedit 1850/ Nitella gracilis V. confervacea/Argentan Jt. 1837" and (2) " Herbier Museum Paris Cryptogamie PC0719925".

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Bryant, J.A. & Stewart, N.F. (2002). Order Charales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 593-612. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cambra Sánchez, J., Álvarez Cobelas, M. & Aboal Sanjurjo, M. (1998). Lista florística y bibliográfica de los clorófitos (Chlorophyta) de la Península Ibérica, Islas Baleares e Islas Canarias. pp. 1-614. Burgos: Asociación Española de Limnología.

Gregor, T., Raabe, U. & Van Raam, J. (2012). Typification of Nitella gracilis (Sm.) C.Agardh var. confervacea Brébisson (= N. confervacea (Brébisson) A. Braun ex Leonhardi) with remarks on its nomenclatural history. Cryptogamie Algologie 33(4): 391-398.

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References
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Gregor, T., Raabe, U. & Van Raam, J. (2012). Typification of Nitella gracilis (Sm.) C.Agardh var. confervacea Brébisson (= N. confervacea (Brébisson) A. Braun ex Leonhardi) with remarks on its nomenclatural history. Cryptogamie Algologie 33(4): 391-398.

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