Nitella acuminata A.Braun
Nitella acuminata A.Braun 1853: 292
Published in: Wallman, J. (1853). Försök till en systematisk uppställning af växtfamiljen Characeae. pp. 1-103. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Subgenus Nitella Section Rajia
Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), acuminate, i.e. tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point (Stearn 1973).
Nitella acuminata Braun was included in Braun (1849: 292) as Nitella acuminata var. belageri (described on p. 292), and the names var. lindheimeri (name only) and var. mauritiana (name only), but no description of the nominal variety was included. - (29 Jul 2016) - M.D. Guiry
Braun ex Wallman 1852: 263; 1854 [preprint 1853] (INA). - (31 Oct 2017) - Wendy Guiry
= N. flexilis (L.) Ag. (Muller et al., 2017: 233). - (6 Nov 2017) - Wendy Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
31973 locality: Afrika, Isle Bourbon, Commersoners
Braun, A. (1849). Characeae Indiae orientalis et insularum maris pacifici; or characters and observations on the Characeae of the East Indian Continent, Ceylon. Sunda Islands, Marians and Sandwich Islands. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 1: 292-301.
Braun, A. (1849). Charae australes antarcticae, or characters and observations on the Characeae of Australia and the southern circumpolar regions. Hooker's Journal of Botany & Kew Garden Miscellany 1: 193-203.
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.
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.
Sakayama, H., Hara, Y. & Nozaki, H. (2004). Taxonomic re-examination of six species of Nitella (Charales, Charophyceae) from Asia, and phylogenetic relationships within the genus based on rbcL and atpB gene sequences. Phycologia 43: 91-104.
Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Allen, T.F. (1896). New species of Nitella belonging to the monoecious Acuminata group, with a review of the allied species. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 23(12): 534-536, pl. 285, 286.
Tindall, D.R. (1970). Observatins on Nitella acuminata from southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Journal of Phycology 6: 86-94, 4 figs, 3 tables.
Yopp, J.H. (1975). Characterization of the respiratory metabolism of the charophyte Nitella acuminata. I. Considerations of injury, ontogenetic status, and presence of polyphenol and glycolate oxidizing enzymes. Phycologia 14: 299-307, 4 figs, 3 tables.
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