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Nitella microphylla A.Braun

Publication details
Nitella microphylla 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 Gioallenia

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), small-leaved, little-leaved (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella subtilissima f. microphylla (A.Braun) R.D.Wood 1962
Nitella subtilissima var. microphylla (A.Braun) R.D.Wood 1972

Taxonomic notes
Combination also proposed by Kützing in Reichenbach, 1832:843, with basionym Caulinia microphylla Balbis & Nocca, 1821:163; pl. 16 - (17 Feb 2015) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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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.

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..

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