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Nitella polycephala (A.Braun) Kützing

Publication details
Nitella polycephala (A.Braun) Kützing 1857: 13, pl. 31

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1857). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. VII pp. i-ii, 1-40, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
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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
Nitella gelatinosa var. polycephala A.Braun

Type information
Type locality: in stagnis prope Yarra flumen (Melbourne) (Silva 1996-to date). Type: von Mueller; Oct. 1852; see above. (Silva 1996-to date

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Hyella

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with many heads.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella gelatinosa var. polycephala A.Braun 1852

Nomenclatural notes
Nitella polycephala A. Braun in Hb. Sonder 1857: 13, pl. 31, fig. I; Neu-Holland: Mueller (INA). - (2 Jul 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
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.

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