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Chara rusbyana M.Howe 1929

Publication details
Chara rusbyana M.Howe 1929: 160

Published in: Howe, M.A. (1929). Two new species of Chara from tropical America. Publ. Field Mus. Nat.Mus., Bot. Series 4(6): 159-161, pl. 16.

Publication date: 1929

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

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: Bolivia: mouth of Ingenio River (Bueno & al. 2011: 536). Type: H.H. Rusby 692; 28.ix.1921; alt. 3,000 ft. NY (Bueno & al. 2011: 536).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Grovesia

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chara martiana A.Braun 1882
Chara martiana f. inermis A.Braun 1882

Taxonomic notes
Chara martiana A.B. in Nordstedt 1883: 186, non Wallmann 1853: 294 [as carefully explained by Howe, the 'new name' is backed up by the Bolivian type, not by Braun's plant, even though the description is partly based on Braun] (INA). - (28 Feb 2013) - G.M. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Chara martiana A.Braun )
South America: Brazil (Bicudo, Martau & Ungaretti 1975, Araújo & al. 2010, Freitas & Loverde-Oliveira 2013).

(as Chara rusbyana M.Howe)
South America: Argentina (Tell 1985, Hall et al. 2011), Bolivia (Raam 2010), Brazil (Bicudo, Martau & Ungaretti 1975, Bueno et al. 1996, Bueno et al. 2009, Araújo & al. 2010, Bueno & al. 2011, Borges & Necchi 2017), Peru (Anonymous 1946 , Raam 2010), Uruguay (Raam 2010).

Key references
Bueno, N.C., Prado, J.F., Meurer, T. & Bicudo, C.E.M. (2011). New records of Chara (Chlorophyta, Characeae) for subtropical southern Brazil. Systematic Botany 36(3): 523-541, 13 figs.

Ribeira, C. dos A., Ramos, G.J.P., Bueno, N.C.,, Prado, J.F. & Moura, C.W. do N. (2018). O gênero Chara (Charophyceae, Characeae) das Regiões Metropolitanas de Salvador e de Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brasil. Rodriguésia 69(4): 1887-2017.

Schneider, S.C., Rodrigues, A., Moe, T.F. & Ballot, A. (2015). DNA barcoding the genus Chara: molecular evidence recovers fewer taxa than the classical morphological approach. Journal of Phycology 51(2): 367-380.

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