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Nitella penicillata A.Braun

Publication details
Nitella penicillata A.Braun 1849: 196

Published in: 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.
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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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Decandollea

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a pencil or an artist'’s camel-hair brush (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella gunnii var. penicillata (A.Braun) A.Braun 1857
Nitella gracilis var. penicillata (A.Braun) R.D.Wood 1962

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella gunnii A.Braun 1857
Nitella penicillata var. minutula A.Braun & Nordstedt 1882

Taxonomic notes
Tieffallenia: Gioallenia (Casanova, 2015). - (2 Jul 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Tasmania (Silva 1996-to date). Type: herb. Hooker Gunn, 1832, no. 1002 (Silva 1996-to date

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

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..

Raam, J.C. van (1995). The Characeae of Tasmania. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 110: 1-50, 30 figs, 2 tables.

Wood, R.D. (1972). Characeae of Australia. Nova Hedwigia 22: 1-120.

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