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Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore, nom. inval. 1986

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Charophyceae
Order Charales
Family Characeae
Tribe Chareae
Genus Chara

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Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore
Tylacanthous cortex, Pitsford Water, Nothamptonshire, UK. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore
Antheridium in transmitted light showing manubria within. Pitsford Water, Northampton, UK, in shallow water.. 08 Oct 2014. © C.F. Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore
Red-cyan anaglyph; needs special glasses to see in 3D. Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (Marl Lakes) SSSI, Bedfordshire, UK.. 11 May 2013. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (Marl Lakes) SSSI, Bedfordshire, UK.. 11 May 2013. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore
Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore
Antheridial shield cells deploying. Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore
Red-cyan anaglyph showing tylacanthous cortex.Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore
Red-cyan anaglyph showing cortex in 3D. Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore
© Anders Langangen (langangen@hotmail.com).

 

Curdiea angusta Levring

Chara contraria A.Braun ex Kützing Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore 1986: 53, nom. inval.

Published in: Moore, J.A. (1986). Charophytes of Great Britain and Ireland. B.S.B.I. Handbook No. 5. Illustrated by Margaret Tebbs. Distribution maps prepared by Dorothy Green. pp. [i-ii], 1-140, 26 figs, 17 maps. London: Botanical Society of the British Isles.

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 Chara contraria A.Braun ex Kützing

Basionym
Chara contraria A.Braun ex Kützing

Type information
Type locality: "Bei Carlsruhe" [Germany] (Kützing 1845: 258). Lectotype: A.Braun; 1839; L 00546 (Wood & Imahori 1965: 93). Notes: Lectotype April 9. 1958. R.D.Wood

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Chara

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), common, general, ordinary (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: place of publication of basionym not indicated. - (29 Jul 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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
Cirujano, S, Cambra, J., Sánchez Castillo, P.M., Meco, A. & Flor Arnau, N. (2008). Flora ibérica algas continentales. Carófitos (Characeae). pp. [1]-132, 125 figs. Madrid: Real Jardín Botánico.

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Verified by: 24 April 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Grant, M.C. & Proctor, V.W. (1971). Chara vulgaris and C. contraria: Patterns of reproductive isolation for two cosmopolitan species complexes. Evolution. 26(2): 267-281.

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