Tolypella nidifica (O.F.Müller) Leonhardi
Tolypella nidifica (O.F.Müller) Leonhardi Lemkenhafen, Fehmarn, Germany, Baltic Sea, in 0.5-1.0 m depth
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Tolypella nidifica (O.F.Müller) Leonhardi 1864: 176, footnote
Published in: Leonhardi, H. von (1864). De bisher bekannten Oesterreichischen Armleuchter-Gewächse besprochen vom morphogenetischen Standpuncte Naturforschern und Philosophen. Verhandlungen des naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn 2 (Abhlandungen): 122-223.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Tolypella.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Conferva nidifica O.F.Müller
Tolypella nidifica subsp. occidentalis R.Corillion 1963
The name Tolypella nidifica was first used by A. Braun (1856:) but without direct reference to Conferva nidifica O.F.Müller, and without a description or reference to a previous description. Leonhardi (1864) seems to have been the first author to make the combination. - (26 Jun 2010) - M.D. Guiry
Tolypella nidifica is a brackish-water species. It is very common in the Baltic Sea. The species has high salinity tolerance. The species is annual and germinate in May-June, and green plants can be found in June. Tolypella nidifica is genarally rich fertile and oospores are found commonly from July to October. - (21 Jun 2009) -
This is a brackish species.
(as Tolypella nidifica (O.F.Müller) Leonhardi)
English: Bird's Nest Stonewort (Stewart & Church 1992).
Swedish: Havsrufse (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003).
Tolypella nidifica is up to 20 cm in length, dark brownish-green in colour and unincrusted. The axis is up to 1 mm broad. The sterile branchlets are simple. The fertile whorls are forming dense heads. The branchlets are once divided, and have normally only one node (rarely two) which has 2-4 rays. The end segments are 3-5 and the end-cells are obtuse. The species is monoecious. The oogonia are clustered 2-4, globose and up to 600 µm long. The oospore is black to dark wine red and up to 500 µm long. The antheridium is less than 500 µm in diameter.
T. nidifica f. groenlandica differs from the type by having a very long unbranched terminal process, in the specimen (see photo) this is 6 cm long and 1 mm broad (Langangen 1996).
End-cells obtuse, with sterile branchlets. Large plants in brackishwater.
Tolypella glomerata. T. antarctica, T. normaniana
Detailed conservation status with sources
(as Tolypella nidifica (O.F.Müller) Leonhardi)
Data Deficient: (Stewart & Church 1992)
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Groves, J. & Bullock-Webster, G.R. (1917). Tolypella nidifica Leonh.. General Irish Natural History 26(8): 134-135.
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