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Nitella furcata (C.Roxburgh ex A.Bruzelius) C.Agardh

Publication details
Nitella furcata (C.Roxburgh ex A.Bruzelius) C.Agardh 1824: 124

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
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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 furcata W.Roxburgh ex A.Bruzelius

Type information
Type locality: In aquis Indiae orientalis (Silva 1996-to date).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Tieffallenia

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), furcate, forked (Stearn 1992).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara furcata W.Roxburgh ex A.Bruzelius 1824
Nitella mucronata subsp. furcata (Roxb.ex Bruzelius) R.D.Wood 1962

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella cuspidata A.Braun 1858
Nitella polyglochin A.Braun ex Nordstedt 1882
Nitella fallosa H.Morioka 1940
Nitella furcata var. fallosa (H.Morioka) K.Imahori 1954
Nitella furcata var. dentireticulata Y.Y.Li 1985

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.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Sakayama, H., Hara, Y., Arai, S., Sato, H. & Nozaki, H. (2004). Phylogenetic analyses of Nitella subgenus Tieffallenia (Charales, Charophyceae) using nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer sequences. Phycologia 43: 672-681.

Sakayama, H., Miyaji, K., Nagumo, T., Kato, M., Hara, Y. & Nozaki, H. (2005). Taxonomic reexamination of 17 species of Nitella subgenus Tieffallenia (Charales, Charophyceae) based on internal morphology of the oospore wall and multiple DNA marker sequences. Journal of Phycology 41: 195-211.

Sakayama, H., Nozaki, H., Kasaki, H. & Hara, Y. (2002). Taxonomic re-examination of Nitella from Japan, based on microscopical studies of oospore wall ornamentation and rbcL gene sequences. Phycologia 41: 397-408.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 August 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Bueno, N.C. & Bicudo, C.E.M. (2006). Temporal variation of Nitella furcata subsp. mucronata var. mucronata f. oligospira (Charophyceae) in the Ninféias pond, São Paulo State, southeast Brazil. Acta Botanica Brasilica 20(1): 1-11.
Bueno, N.C. & Bicudo, C.E.M. (2008). Biomass and chemical composition of Nitella furcata subsp. mucronata var. mucronata f. oligospira (A. Braun) R. D. Wood (Chlorophyta, Characeae) in the littoral region of Ninféias Pond, São Paulo, Southeast Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Botanica 31(3): 499-505.
Sokol, R.C. & Stross, R.G. (1986). Annual germination window on oospores of Nitella furcata (Charophyceae). Journal of Phycology 22: 403-406.

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