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Chara capitata Nees 1818

Publication details
Chara capitata Nees 1818: 80, pl. 8 (as 'Chara capitata mihi' )

Published in: Nees von Esenbeck, C. G. (1818). Chara capitata. Eine neue Art von Armleuchter nebst Bemerkungen über die Fruchttheile der Gattung. Denkschriften der Königlich-Baierischen Botanischen Gesellschaft in Regensburg 1(2): 64-83, 1 pl.
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Publication date: 1818

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chara is Chara vulgaris Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nitella capillaris (Krocker) J.Groves & Bullock-Webster

Type information
Type locality: "Habitat. In stagnis desolatis prope Grosslangheim, Magni Ducatus Herbipolitani. Mense Majo aquis Vernalibus tumentibus. Semel plures caespites hujus Algae reperi, (Anno I812)." [near Großlangheim, Bavaria, Germany] (: 80). Notes: Neotypus (Wood in Wood und Imahori 1965, S. 419): In an old fen ditch, The Washes, near Sutton, Cambridgeshire / May 25, 1885 / A. Fryer and H. and J. Groves / Groves, Char. Brit. Exs. 30 (as N. capitata) (NY01089196)?

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Nitella Section Rajia

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with a knob-like head or tip (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Arbeitsgruppe Armleuchteralgen Deutschland (Becker, R., Blindow, I., Doege, A., Franke, T., Gregor, T., Hamann, U., Jäger, D., Jorda, C., Kabus, T., Korsch, H., Korte, E., Kusber, W.-H., Pätzold, Raabe, U., Schubert, H., Teppke, M., van der Weyer K., Wolff, P.) (2015 '2016'). Beschreibung der Characeen-Arten Deutschlands. In: Armleuchteralgen. Die Characeen Deutschlands. (Arbeitsgruppe Characeen Deutschlands Lehrstuhl für Ökologie der Universität Rostock Eds), pp. 209-572. Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Key references
Ruprecht, F.J. (1846). Symbolae ad historiam et geographiam plantarum Rossicarum. pp. [1]-242, 6 pls. Petropoli [St Petersburg]: typis et impensis academinae imperialis scientiarum.

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Nees von Esenbeck, C. G. (1818). Chara capitata. Eine neue Art von Armleuchter nebst Bemerkungen über die Fruchttheile der Gattung. Denkschriften der Königlich-Baierischen Botanischen Gesellschaft in Regensburg 1(2): 64-83, 1 pl.

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