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Chara capensis E.Meyer ex Kützing 1857

Publication details
Chara capensis E.Meyer ex Kützing 1857: 28, pl. 71

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1857). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. VII pp. i-ii, 1-40, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
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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
South Africa: Cap de Bonne-EsperanceZeyher; L

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Grovesia

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), pertaining to the Cape, usually the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara foetida subsp. capensis (E.Meyer & Kützing) A.Braun 1868
Chara vulgaris subsp. capensis (A.Braun) J.S.Zaneveld 1940
Chara globularis f. capensis (E.Meyer ex Kützing) R.D.Wood 1962

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Key characteristics

Similar species
Chara globularis

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Chara capensis E.Meyer ex Kützing)
Africa: South Africa (Raam 2010).

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Anders Langangen in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 04 October 2022.

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