Chara gracilis J.E.Smith 1810
Chara gracilis J.E.Smith Another copy of pl. 2140 from Smith's English Botany, less coloured
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Chara gracilis J.E.Smith 1810: pl. 2140
Published in: Smith, J.E. (1809-1810). English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. To which will be added, occasional remarks. / By James Edward Smith, M.D. F.R.S. member of the Imp. Acad. Naturae Curiosorum, the Academies of Stockholm, Upsal, Turin, Lisbon, Lund, Berlin, Philadelphia and the Nat. Hist. Societies of Paris and Moscow; President of the Linnæan Society. The figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. Vol. XXX  pp. [1, 3, 5, indexes], [1-2, corr. text for earlier plates], pls. 2089-2160. London: printed by R. Taylor and Co., Shoe-Lane, Fleet-Street; and sold by the proprietor, J. Sowerby, at No. 2, Mead Place, Lambth; by Messrs. White and Co., Fleet-Street; Johnson, St. Paul's Church yard; Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, [...].
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nitella gracilis (J.E.Smith) C.Agardh
Type locality: St. Leonard's forest, Sussex [England] (Smith 1809-1810: pl. 2140). Holotype: Mr W. Borrer; Sept 4, 1809; boggy pool. BM (Smith 1809-1810: pl. 2140). Notes: The Borrer BM specimen was dsignate as "Lectotype" by Heiko Korsh in Arbeitsgruppe Armleuchteralgen Deutschland (2015: 435). While Smith mentions other material, the description and plate is more likely based on the material from Sussex, which constitutes a "single gathering."
Subgenus Tieffallenia Section Gioallenia
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, -312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 August 2022.