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Chara corfuensis J.Groves 1937

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 corfuensis J.Groves
01 Jan 0001. Anders Langangen. © Anders Langangen.


Publication details
Chara corfuensis J.Groves in N.Filarszky 1937: 477, 478, figs 40-45

Published in: Filarszky, N. (1937). Idegenfoldi Charafelek hatarozasa - Determinatio Characearum exoticarum. Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Budapest 55: 476-495.

Publication date: 1937

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: Corfu (Index Nominum Algarum).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Hartmania

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara hispida f. corfuensis (J.Groves ex N.Filrszky) R.D.Wood 1962

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Description of collected specimens (From Langangen 2007) Plant coarse, stem with a diameter up to 1 mm and aheight up to 22 cm, moderately incrusted, grey in colour. Internodes 0.5-2 times as long as branchlets(up to 6 cm long). Cortex diplostichous on younger internodes, irregular (2-3 corticated) at older internodes, slightly tylacanthous to isostichous. On some internodes, the cortex was strongly tylacanthous. Spine-cells variable, often solitary or in fascicles of 2-3, up to 5 times as long as the stem diameter (250-5000 um) with acute tips. Fascicle spine-cells were:two long, two long and one short or one long and two short. Stipulodes in 2 tiers, 2 sets per branchlet, shorter than the stem diameter, upper to 600 Ìm, lower to 500 Ìm long. Branchlets 9-11 in a whorl, to 3.5 cm, slightly connivent, segments 4-6, of which the 2-3 lowest were with cortex, end-segment 2-3 celled. Bractcells 5, verticillate, up to 4000 um long, similar to the spine-cells. Bracteoles 2, similar to the bract-cells. Plants monoecious. Gametangia conjoined. Plants were relatively fertile, but unripe. Oogonia up to 1000 um long, antheridium up to 500 um in diameter.

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Key references
Langangen,A. (2007). Some charophytes from the Western Cyclades (Greece). J. Biol. Res. 7: 109-113.

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.

Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..

Urbaniak, J. & Blazencic, J. (2012). SEM study of oospore characteristics in endemic and endangered Balkan Charophytes. Cryptogamie Algologie 33(3): 277-288.

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