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Nitella acuminata var. belangeri A.Braun

Publication details
Nitella acuminata var. belangeri A.Braun 1849: 292

Published in: Braun, A. (1849). Characeae Indiae orientalis et insularum maris pacifici; or characters and observations on the Characeae of the East Indian Continent, Ceylon. Sunda Islands, Marians and Sandwich Islands. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 1: 292-301.

Publication date: 1849

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 Nitella Section Rajia

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), acuminate, i.e. tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point (Stearn 1973).

Eponomy
Named for Charles Paulus Bélanger (1805 - 1881), French botanist and explorer.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella acuminata var. bellangeri A.Braun ex J.Wallman 1853
Nitella belangeri (A.Braun) A.Braun 1859
Nitella acuminata var. [acuminata] f. belangeri (A.Braun) R.D.Wood 1965

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitella obscura R.D.Wood 1965

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: near Gengu, coast of Coromandel (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..

Wallman, J. (1853). Försök till en systematisk uppställning af växtfamiljen Characeae. pp. 1-103. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner.

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