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Nitella translucens (Persoon) C.Agardh

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Charophyceae
Order Charales
Family Characeae
Genus Nitella


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Nitella translucens (Persoon) C.Agardh
Scalpay, Outer Hebrides.. 22 Jun 2016. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Nitella translucens (Persoon) C.Agardh
Red-cyan anaglyph of shoot tip. Isle of Tiree, Scotland. Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth. 02 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk,com).

Nitella translucens (Persoon) C.Agardh
Shoot tip. Isle of Tiree, Scotland. Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth. 02 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk,com).

Nitella translucens (Persoon) C.Agardh
Nitella translucens. 08 Sep 2010. Anders Langangen (langangen@hotmail.com). © Anders Langangen (langangen@hotmail.com).


Hutchinsia nigrescens var. pectinata C.Agardh

Nitella translucens (Persoon) C.Agardh Shoot tip. Isle of Tiree, Scotland. Collected by Claudia Ferguson-Smyth
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk,com)

Publication details
Nitella translucens (Persoon) C.Agardh 1824: 124

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
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Publication date: probably September 1824

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.

Chara translucens Persoon

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Persoonia

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara translucens Persoon 1807

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella procera J.H.Wallman 1853

Taxonomic notes
Combination also proposed by Cosson & Germain de Saint-Pierre 1845 - (1 Dec 2014) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

incl N. brachyteles A. Br. (Muller et al., 2017). - (1 Nov 2017) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
freshwaters rich in organic matter, neutral to slightly acid, on siliceous substrate and at water depths of 0.3 to 3 m (Corllion, 1957); in undisturbed temporary ponds or semi-permanent lakes (Muller et al., 2017). - (1 Nov 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

This is a robust species with plants up to 40 cm high. The axis is up to 2 mm in diameter. The sterile branvhlets are only once divided and are seems therefore simple, but they have a terminal corona or crown. The fertile branchlets are 1-2 divided, they are short and formimng dense heads. The dactyls are 2-celled. The species is monoecious. The oogonia are 2-4 together and are up to 500 um long. The oospore is brown, and has prominent ridges and minutely reticulated mambrane. The antheridium is up to 400 um in diameter.

Oligotrophic freshwater. Ecology similar to Nitella flexilis and Chara globularis.

Type information
Combination also proposed by Cosson & Germain de Saint-Pierre 1845

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Detailed conservation status with sources
(as Nitella translucens (Persoon) C.Agardh)
Critically Endangered: (Langangen 2007), (Endangered: (Langangen 2007), (Critically Endangered: (Langangen 2007)

Key references
Borisova, O.V. (2015 '2014'). Charales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 454-465. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Bryant, J.A. & Stewart, N.F. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Charales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 742-765. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cirujano, S, Cambra, J., Sánchez Castillo, P.M., Meco, A. & Flor Arnau, N. (2008). Flora ibérica algas continentales. Carófitos (Characeae). pp. [1]-132, 125 figs. Madrid: Real Jardín Botánico.

Cosson,E. & E.Germain de Saint-Pierre (1845). Atlas de la Flore des Environs de Paris. . Paris.

Hy, F., (1913). Les Characées de France. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 60 (Mémoires 26): 1-47, pls. I-III.

Moore, J.A. (1986). Charophytes of Great Britain and Ireland. B.S.B.I. Handbook No. 5. Illustrated by Margaret Tebbs. Distribution maps prepared by Dorothy Green. pp. [i-ii], 1-140, 26 figs, 17 maps. London: Botanical Society of the British Isles.

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.

Urbaniak, J. & Gabka, M. (2014). Polish Charophytes. An illustrated guide to identification. pp. [1]-120. Wroclaw: Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wroclawiu.

Watterlot, A. & Prey, T. (2016). Inventaire des Characées sur le territoire picard (Aisne, Oise et Somme): Évaluation patrimoniale. Version No. 2, décembre 2016. pp. [1]-30, Annexe, 31-56 [Maps]. Bailleul: Centre régional de phytosociologie. Conservatoire botanique national de Bailleul.

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Hotchkiss, A.T., Jr & Brown, R.M., Jr (1987). The association of rosette and globule terminal complexes with celulose microfibril assembly in Nitella translucens var. axillaris (Charophyceae). Journal of Phycology 23: 229-237.

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