Nitella congesta (R. ) A.Braun 1849
Nitella congesta (R.Brown) A.Braun 1849: 198
Published in: Braun, A. (1849). Charae australes antarcticae, or characters and observations on the Characeae of Australia and the southern circumpolar regions. Hooker's Journal of Botany & Kew Garden Miscellany 1: 193-203.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Chara congesta R.Brown
Type locality: southern and tropical Australia; Tasmania (Index Nominum Algarum).
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Decandollea
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), congested.
Chara congesta R.Brown 1810
Day et al. (1995: 62) note that this name may be a synonym of Nitella lhotzkyi (A. Braun) A. Braun while noting it as a currently accepted name elsewhere (p. 59).
This is a freshwater species.
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 (1995). The Characeae of Tasmania. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 110: 1-50, 30 figs, 2 tables.
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.
Wood, R.D. (1972). Characeae of Australia. Nova Hedwigia 22: 1-120.
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