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Nitella batrachosperma A.Braun, nom. illeg. 1849

Publication details
Nitella batrachosperma A.Braun 1849: 10, nom. illeg.

Published in: Braun, A. (1849). Uebersicht der Schweizerischen Characeen. Ein Beitrag zur Flora der Schweiz. Neue Denkschriften der Allgemeinen Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften. 10(3): 1-23.
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Publication date: 1849

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

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitmate: not Nitella batrachosperma C. Agardh, 1824. Nitella batrachosperma A.Braun (Braun 1849: 10) is a nomen nudum: "In diese Reilie geliört noch die der N. tenuissima selir nahe stehende N. batrachosperma mihi (Ch. batrachosperma Reichenb. Fl. exe. non Thuill.)." according to INA. The name was validated by Kützing (1849: 515) with a description. The binomials is sometimes cited as "N. batrachosperma Thuillier acc. Reichenbach." As "Nitella batrachosperma (Reichenbach) A. Braun" in some works. - (3 Nov 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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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.

Cambra Sánchez, J., Álvarez Cobelas, M. & Aboal Sanjurjo, M. (1998). Lista florística y bibliográfica de los clorófitos (Chlorophyta) de la Península Ibérica, Islas Baleares e Islas Canarias. pp. 1-614. Burgos: Asociación Española de Limnología.

Casanova, M.T. (2009). An overview of Nitella in Australia (Characeae, Charophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 22: 192-218, 84 figs, 2 tables.

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.

Langangen, A. (2007). Charophytes of the Nordic countries. pp. [1]-102, many figs and maps. Oslo: Saeculum ANS.

Muller, S, D., Rhazi, L. & Soulie-Märsche, I. (2017). Diversity and distribution of Characeae in the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia). Crytogamie Algologie 38(3): 201-251.

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