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Nitella capitata (Nees) C.Agardh

Publication details
Nitella capitata (Nees) C.Agardh 1824: 125

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 currently regarded as a synonym of Nitella capillaris (A.J.Krocker) J.Groves & G.R.Bullock-Webster

Basionym
Chara capitata Nees von Esenbeck

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Nitella Section Rajia

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with a knob-like head or tip (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
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.

Key references
Hy, F., (1913). Les Characées de France. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 60 (Mémoires 26): 1-47, pls. I-III.

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

Groves, H. & Groves, J. (1885). Nitella capitata Ag. in Cambridgeshire. Journal of Botany 23: 185.
M.C.Choudhary (1970). Nitella capitata (Ness) Ag. var. americana var.nov. from the southeastern United States. Phykos 9: 86-88.

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