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Nitella nordstedtiana H.Groves & J.Groves 1890

Publication details
Nitella nordstedtiana H.Groves & J.Groves 1890: 66, pl. 296: figs a-c

Published in: Groves, H. & Groves, J. (1890). Notes on British Characeae. Journal of Botany 28: 65-69.

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

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Gioallenia

Origin of species name
(Latin), named for a person with the surname Nordstedt.

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

Nomenclatural notes
This is a new name for Chara batrachosperma sensu Reichebach, 1830, non Nitella batrachosperma A.Braun 1847, nom. illeg., nec Nitella batrachosperma C. Agardh 1824. In Reichenbach (1830) there is a description on page 36 and a drawing on table DCCXCIV [794] with the number 1070. Later, in 1831, Reinchebach gave a somewhat extended description in "Fl. Germ. Excurs." {Thomas Gregor pers. comm.). - (22 Jan 2014) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Currently considered a synonym of Nitella confervacea (Brébisson) A.Braun ex Leonhardi, but may be the earliest available for a segregate Central European species. - (30 Apr 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a 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.

Source of current name
Arbeitsgruppe Armleuchteralgen Deutschland (Becker, R., Blindow, I., Doege, A., Franke, T., Gregor, T., Hamann, U., Jäger, D., Jorda, C., Kabus, T., Korsch, H., Korte, E., Kusber, W.-H., Pätzold, Raabe, U., Schubert, H., Teppke, M., van der Weyer K., Wolff, P.) (2015 '2016'). Beschreibung der Characeen-Arten Deutschlands. In: Armleuchteralgen. Die Characeen Deutschlands. (Arbeitsgruppe Characeen Deutschlands Lehrstuhl für Ökologie der Universität Rostock Eds), pp. 209-572. Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Key references
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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