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Nitella beaugleholii (R.D.Wood) J.C.van Raam

Publication details
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.

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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Nitella tasmanica var. beaugleholii R.D.Wood

Type information
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).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Hyella

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella tasmanica var. beaugleholii R.D.Wood 1972
Nitella gelatinifera subsp. [gelatinifera] var. beaugleholii R.D.Wood 1972

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Description
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.

Type information
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

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Key references
Wood, R.D. (1972). Characeae of Australia. Nova Hedwigia 22: 1-120.

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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 25 April 2019.

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