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Nitella acuminata A.Braun ex Wallman

Publication details
Nitella acuminata A.Braun ex Wallman 1853: 35

Published in: Wallman, J. (1853). Försök till en systematisk uppställning af växtfamiljen Characeae. pp. 1-103. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner.
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Publication date: 1853

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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Nitella Section Rajia

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), acuminate, i.e. tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella acuminata f. brachyteles T.F.Allen 1880
Nitella acuminata f. brachyteles A.Braun 1882

Nomenclatural notes
Nitella acuminata Braun was included in Braun (1849: 292) as Nitella acuminata var. belageri (described on p. 292), and the names var. lindheimeri (name only) and var. mauritiana (name only), but no description of the nominal variety was included. - (29 Jul 2016) - M.D. Guiry

Braun ex Wallman 1852: 263; 1854 [preprint 1853] (INA). - (31 Oct 2017) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
= N. flexilis (L.) Ag. (Muller et al., 2017: 233). - (6 Nov 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
31973 locality: Afrika, Isle Bourbon, Commersoners

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Key references
Braun, A. (1849). Characeae Indiae orientalis et insularum maris pacifici; or characters and observations on the Characeae of the East Indian Continent, Ceylon. Sunda Islands, Marians and Sandwich Islands. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 1: 292-301.

Braun, A. (1849). Charae australes antarcticae, or characters and observations on the Characeae of Australia and the southern circumpolar regions. Hooker's Journal of Botany & Kew Garden Miscellany 1: 193-203.

Bueno, N.C., Prado, J.F., Meurer, T. & Bicudo, C.E. de M. (2016). Nitella (Streptophyta, Characeae) from southern Brazil. Iheringia Serie Botânica 71(2): 132-154, 12 figs.

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

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.

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..

Sakayama, H., Hara, Y. & Nozaki, H. (2004). Taxonomic re-examination of six species of Nitella (Charales, Charophyceae) from Asia, and phylogenetic relationships within the genus based on rbcL and atpB gene sequences. Phycologia 43: 91-104.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 15 May 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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

Allen, T.F. (1896). New species of Nitella belonging to the monoecious Acuminata group, with a review of the allied species. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 23(12): 534-536, pl. 285, 286.
Tindall, D.R. (1970). Observatins on Nitella acuminata from southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Journal of Phycology 6: 86-94, 4 figs, 3 tables.
Yopp, J.H. (1975). Characterization of the respiratory metabolism of the charophyte Nitella acuminata. I. Considerations of injury, ontogenetic status, and presence of polyphenol and glycolate oxidizing enzymes. Phycologia 14: 299-307, 4 figs, 3 tables.

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