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Chara hellenica A.Langangen 2010

Publication details
Chara hellenica A.Langangen 2010: 25, fig. 3

Published in: Langangen,A. (2010). Chara hellenica spec.nov. and other charophytes collected in Corfu and Amorgos islands (Greece) in 2008. Studia bot. hung. 41: 21-30.
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Publication date: 2010

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
Lake Bertonou, Corfu: Greece (). Holotype: A.Langangen; 26.05.2008; Eutrophic Chara-lake. Oslo (Herb. O) (

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Chara

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Plants dioecious, to 20cm high, medium to heavily incrusted. Axes moderately stout, to 1mm in diameter. Internodes 1-3 times as long as the branchlets, which are 1.2-1.5 cm long. Cortex commonly diplostichous (1-corticate on some internodes and 3 corticate on some old internodes), strongly tylacanthous. Spine-cells commonly single or in pair, or three together, if so, the third one is short, acute. Spine-cells are densely abundant in young internodes, pointing upwards in the lowest and downwards in the upper part of the internodes. Old internodes have few spine-cells. The spine-cells are as long as the axes diameter, or longer, up to 1.5mmlong. Stipulodes in two tiers, 2 sets per branchlet, short and obscure, missing in many specimens. Branchlets 7-8 in a whorl, 1.2-1.5 cm long, segments 5-6 of which 4-5 are 2-corticate, end segment 2-3-celled, naked. Gametangia on separate plants, at 3-4 lowest branchlet nodes. Female plants: Anterior bract-cells 2, to 1-3 mm long. Posterior bract-cells papillous or short to 100 um long. Bracteoles 2, 1-1.5 mm long. Bractlet as long as the bracteoles.Oogonia 800mlong (ripe?). Oospores black, 700 umlong, 500 um wide, striae of 10 ridges. Male plants: Bracteoles 2, anterior bract-cells 2 (not developed in all plants), as long as or shortly longer than the antheridia. Bractlet not seen. Antheridia 600-750 um in diameter.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Chara hellenica A.Langangen)
Europe: Greece (Langangen 2010).

Created: 18 November 2010 by Anders Langangen

Verified by: 16 April 2013 by Anders Langangen

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Langangen,A. (2010). Chara hellenica spec.nov. and other charophytes collected in Corfu and Amorgos islands (Greece) in 2008. Studia bot. hung. 41: 21-30.

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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 03 October 2022.

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