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Nitella beaugleholii (R.D.Wood) Raam, nom. inval.

Publication details
Nitella beaugleholii (R.D.Wood) Raam 2010, nom. inval.

Published in: Raam, J.C van (2010). R.D. Wood's "Synopsis of the Characeae" adapted and modified. CD, privately distributed by the author in anticipation of publication..

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Nitella is Nitella opaca (C.Agardh ex Bruzelius) C.Agardh.

Nitella tasmanica var. beaugleholii R.D.Wood

Type information
Holotype locality: Australia: South Australia: Kangaroo I.: creek N of North Coast road , ca. 2 mi SW of Snelling Beach 60-12-29-11 (RDW) (Silva 1996-to date).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Hyella

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella tasmanica var. beaugleholii R.D.Wood 1972
Nitella gelatinifera subsp. [gelatinifera] var. beaugleholii R.D.Wood 1972

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: not effectively published (Art. 29). - (29 Sep 2019) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

After J. C. van Raam 2010: Plants dioecious, to 30 cm. high, similarn to var. gelatinifera, but fertile heads spicate and whorled, 2-4 at a node. Axes slender, to 700 u in diameter. Branchlets heteromorphic; fertil, 0.2-0.2 cm. long, compacted into dense heads; sterile, 6-8 in a whorl, 1-3 cm. long, 1-fuecate, terminated by tiny dactyls. Dactyls,fertile, 2-3 celled, end-cell blunt or acute; sterile, 2-celled, 3nd-cell acute, conical. Heads terminal or axillary, often aggregate, 1-4 at a node, 0.5-2.0 cm. long, 0.2-0.4 cm. wide; enveloped in mucus. Gametangia at fertile branchlet nodes. Oospores dark red to black, c. 338 u long and c. 305 u wide; striae of 6-7 low ridges; fossa variable, to 42 u across; membrane clearly granulate. Antheridia? Chromosome number: n=12.

Type information
Kangaroo Isl., S.A., creek N of North Coast R., c. 2 mi. SW of Snelling Beach Holotype: R. D. Wood; Dec. 29, 1960; NY, ex herbarium R.D. Wood 60-12-29-11

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