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Nitella africana (A.Braun) Kützing 1849

Publication details
Nitella africana (A.Braun) Kützing 1849: 515

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 23-24 July 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.

Chara africana A.Braun

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Gioallenia

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to Africa.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara africana A.Braun 1835
Nitella braunii f. africana (A. Braun) J.Wallman 1853
Nitella gracilis var. africana (A.Braun) A.Braun 1868
Nitella gracilis f. africana (A.Braun) G.Feldmann 1946

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Chara africana A.Braun)
Africa: Morocco (Braun 1835), Senegal (Braun 1835).

(as Nitella africana (A.Braun) Kützing)
Africa: Algeria (Wood & Imahori 1965), Morocco (Wood & Imahori 1965), North Africa (Raam 2010), Senegal (Wood & Imahori 1965).

Key references
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..

Wood, R.D. & Imahori, K. (1965). A revision of the Characeae. First Part. Monograph of the Characeae. pp. i-xxiv, 1-904. Weinheim: Verlag von J.Cramer.

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