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Nitella penicillata A.Braun

Publication details
Nitella penicillata A.Braun 1849: 196

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.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Decandollea

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a pencil or an artist'’s camel-hair brush (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella gunnii var. penicillata A.Braun 1882
Nitella gracilis var. penicillata (A.Braun) R.D.Wood 1962

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella gunnii var. fastigiata A.Braun 1852
Nitella gunnii A.Braun 1857
Nitella penicillata var. minutula A.Braun & Nordstedt 1882

Taxonomic notes
Tieffallenia: Gioallenia (Casanova, 2015). - (2 Jul 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Tasmania (Silva 1996-to date). Type: herb. Hooker Gunn, 1832, no. 1002 (Silva 1996-to date

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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.

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.

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

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

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