Nitella beaugleholii (R.D.Wood) J.C.van Raam
Nitella beaugleholii (R.D.Wood) J.C.van Raam 2010
Published in: Raam, J.C van (2010). R.D. Wood's "Synopsis of the Characeae" adapted and modified. CD, privately distirbuted by the author in anticipation of publication.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Holotype locality: Australia: South Australia: Kangaroo I.: creek N of North Coast road , ca. 2 mi SW of Snelling Beach 60-12-29-11 (RDW) (Silva 1996-to date).
Nitella tasmanica var. beaugleholii R.D.Wood 1972
Nitella gelatinifera subsp. [gelatinifera] var. beaugleholii R.D.Wood 1972
This is a freshwater species.
After J. C. van Raam 2010: Plants dioecious, to 30 cm. high, similarn to var. gelatinifera, but fertile heads spicate and whorled, 2-4 at a node. Axes slender, to 700 u in diameter. Branchlets heteromorphic; fertil, 0.2-0.2 cm. long, compacted into dense heads; sterile, 6-8 in a whorl, 1-3 cm. long, 1-fuecate, terminated by tiny dactyls. Dactyls,fertile, 2-3 celled, end-cell blunt or acute; sterile, 2-celled, 3nd-cell acute, conical. Heads terminal or axillary, often aggregate, 1-4 at a node, 0.5-2.0 cm. long, 0.2-0.4 cm. wide; enveloped in mucus. Gametangia at fertile branchlet nodes. Oospores dark red to black, c. 338 u long and c. 305 u wide; striae of 6-7 low ridges; fossa variable, to 42 u across; membrane clearly granulate. Antheridia? Chromosome number: n=12.
Kangaroo Isl., S.A., creek N of North Coast R., c. 2 mi. SW of Snelling Beach Holotype: R. D. Wood; Dec. 29, 1960; NY, ex herbarium R.D. Wood 60-12-29-11
Wood, R.D. (1972). Characeae of Australia. Nova Hedwigia 22: 1-120.
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