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Nitella polyglochin A.Braun ex Nordstedt

Publication details
Nitella polyglochin A.Braun ex Nordstedt in A.Braun & Nordstedt 1882: 73

Published in: Braun, A. & Nordstedt, C.F.O. (1883). Fragmente einer Monographie der Characeen von Hrn. A. Braun. Nach den hinterlassenen Manuscripten A. Braun's herausgegeben von Hrn. Dr. Otto Nordstedt. Abhandlungen der K├Âniglich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1882(1): 1-211, 7 pls.
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Publication date: before Aug 7 1883 [Smithsonian Stamp]

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 Tieffallenia

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Zaneveld (1940: 91): "Some confusion has been introduced into the nomenclature by Braun's attempt to establish the appropriate name of Nitella polyglochin for the collective species furcata (1882, p. 73), including... The name polyglochin however, was already used for all Brachydactylae. N. Roxburghii, published in 1849, seems to be identic with Bruzelius's Chara furcata published in 1824 and was already transferred in the same year to the genus Nitella by Agardh. Therefore the name furcata is valid for the collective species." Casanova (2009: 195, et seq.) treats this as a taxonomically valid species. - (6 May 2010) -

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.

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