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Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Charophyceae
Order Charales
Family Characeae
Genus Nitella

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Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, Isle of Lewis. 15 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Fertile branch. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Branch with antheridia.Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Spermatozoidal filaments. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Composite image showing size. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Antheridial shield cells. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Antheridium. Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, Isle of Lewis. 15 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Oogonium. Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Collected by Nick Stewart, Loch Druidibeg, South Uist.. 28 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi
Oogonium. Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, Isle of Lewis,. 15 Aug 2016. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).

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Nitella confervacea (Brébisson) A.Braun ex Leonhardi Red-cyan anaglyph. Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth, Isle of Lewis
© C.F. Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Nitella gracilis f. confervacea Brébisson ex Leonhardi 1863: 146

Published in: Leonhardi, H. von (1863). Ueber die böhmischen Characeen. Lotos 13: 55-62, 69-80, 110, 111.

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 currently regarded as a synonym of Nitella confervacea (Brébisson) A.Braun ex Leonhardi

Basionym
Nitella gracilis var. confervacea Brébisson

Type information
Lectotype locality: Argentan (probably Etang de Vrigny) (Gregor et al. 2012: 394 (Table 1), 393). Lectotype: Brébisson; 1837; PC 0719925 (Gregor et al. 2012: 394 (Table 1)). Notes: Lectotype: Specimen is labeled (1) "Herb. G. Thuret/Brébisson dedit 1850/ Nitella gracilis V. confervacea/Argentan Jt. 1837" and (2) " Herbier Museum Paris Cryptogamie PC0719925".

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Gioallenia

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a Marine/Freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Bryant, J.A. & Stewart, N.F. (2002). Order Charales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 593-612. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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.

Created: 14 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 May 2011 by Anders Langangen

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Gregor, T., Raabe, U. & Van Raam, J. (2012). Typification of Nitella gracilis (Sm.) C.Agardh var. confervacea Brébisson (= N. confervacea (Brébisson) A. Braun ex Leonhardi) with remarks on its nomenclatural history. Cryptogamie Algologie 33(4): 391-398.

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Anders Langangen in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 April 2019.

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