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Nitella pulchella T.F.Allen

Publication details
Nitella pulchella T.F.Allen 1895: 69

Published in: Allen, T.F. (1895). Japanese Characeae - II. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 22(2): 68-71.

Publication date: 1895

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 Hyella

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful and little (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella dualis f. pulchella (T.F.Allen) R.D.Wood 1962
Nitella dualis var. pulchella (T.F.Allen) R.D.Wood 1962

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella dimorpha W.Migula 1930
Nitella dualis var. [pulchella] f. obtusa R.D.Wood 1977

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Japan (Silva 1996-to date).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Nitella pulchella T.F.Allen)
Asia: Japan (Wood 1965, Hirose, Yamagishi & Akiyama 1977, Sakayama et al. 2005, Raam 2010).

(as Nitella dualis var. pulchella (T.F.Allen) R.D.Wood)
South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012).

Key references
Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Sakayama, H., Hara, Y., Arai, S., Sato, H. & Nozaki, H. (2004). Phylogenetic analyses of Nitella subgenus Tieffallenia (Charales, Charophyceae) using nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer sequences. Phycologia 43: 672-681.

Sakayama, H., Miyaji, K., Nagumo, T., Kato, M., Hara, Y. & Nozaki, H. (2005). Taxonomic reexamination of 17 species of Nitella subgenus Tieffallenia (Charales, Charophyceae) based on internal morphology of the oospore wall and multiple DNA marker sequences. Journal of Phycology 41: 195-211.

Sakayama, H., Nozaki, H., Kasaki, H. & Hara, Y. (2002). Taxonomic re-examination of Nitella from Japan, based on microscopical studies of oospore wall ornamentation and rbcL gene sequences. Phycologia 41: 397-408.

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