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Nitella congesta (R.Brown) A.Braun

Publication details
Nitella congesta (R.Brown) A.Braun 1849: 198

Published in: 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.

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
Chara congesta R.Brown

Type information
Type locality: southern and tropical Australia; Tasmania (Silva 1996-to date).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Decandollea

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), congested.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara congesta R.Brown 1810

Nomenclatural notes
Day et al. (1995: 62) note that this name may be a synonym of Nitella lhotzkyi (A. Braun) A. Braun while noting it as a currently accepted name elsewhere (p. 59).

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
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.

van Raam, J.C. (1995). The Characeae of Tasmania. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 110: 1- 50, Figs. 1-30.

Wood, R.D. (1965). A revision of the Characeae. First Part. Monograph of the Characeae. pp. i-xxiv, 1-904. Weinheim: Verlag von J.Cramer.

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

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