Nitella capitata (Nees) C.
Nitella capitata (Nees) C.Agardh 1824: 125
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, -312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
Publication date: probably September 1824
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nitella capillaris (A.J.Krocker) J.Groves & G.R.Bullock-Webster
Chara capitata Nees von Esenbeck
Subgenus Nitella Section Rajia
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with a knob-like head or tip (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
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..
Hy, F., (1913). Les Characées de France. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 60 (Mémoires 26): 1-47, pls. I-III.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 February 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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Groves, H. & Groves, J. (1885). Nitella capitata Ag. in Cambridgeshire. Journal of Botany 23: 185.
M.C.Choudhary (1970). Nitella capitata (Ness) Ag. var. americana var.nov. from the southeastern United States. Phykos 9: 86-88.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 February 2020.