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Chara flaccida var. wightii A.Braun 1849

Publication details
Chara flaccida var. wightii A.Braun 1849: 296

Published in: Braun, A. (1849). Characeae Indiae orientalis et insularum maris pacifici; or characters and observations on the Characeae of the East Indian Continent, Ceylon. Sunda Islands, Marians and Sandwich Islands. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 1: 292-301.

Publication date: 1849

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 wightii (A.Braun) Casanova

Type information
Type locality: "near Madras by Dr. Wight (No. 133 in herb. Hook.)' [Chennai, India] (Braun 1849: 297). Holotype: R. Wright No. 133; BM (Casanova 2013: 294). Notes: Isotype in L.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Charopsis Section Agardhia

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flaccid, not able to hold up its own weight (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
Casanova, M.T. (2013). Review of the species concepts Chara fibrosa and C. flaccida (Characeae, Charophyceae). Australian Systematic Botany 26: 291-297, 2 figs, 2 tables.

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