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Chara zeylanica Klein ex Willdenow 1805

Publication details
Chara zeylanica Klein ex Willdenow 1805: 86, pl. II [2]: fig. 1

Published in: Willdenow, C.L. (1805). Du genre nommé Chara. Mémoires de L'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres depuis L'Avénement de Fréderic Guillaume III au Trône 1805: 79-90, pls I, II.
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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
Type locality: Côte de Malabar [Malabar Coast, India] (Willdenow 1805: 86). Lectotype (deignated by Wood & Imahori 1965: 224): B Coll. 508 (Wood & Imahori 1965: 224). Notes: Collector unknown.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Grovesia

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara polyphylla subsp. ceylonica (Klein ex Willdenow) A.Braun 1845
Chara gymnopus var. ceylonica (Klein ex Willdenow) A.Braun 1882

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chara verticillata W.Roxburgh 1832
Chara gymnopus A.Braun 1868
Chara gymnopus var. delilei A.Braun 1868
Chara gymnopus f. flexibilior A.Braun 1882
Chara gymnopus var. hildebrandtiana A.Braun 1882
Chara gymnopus var. macilenta A.Braun 1882
Chara gymnopus var. podophora A.Braun 1882
Chara zeylanica f. typica J.S.Zaneveld 1940
Chara zeylanica f. macilenta (A.Braun) F.K.Daily 1953
Chara zeylanica f. hildebrandtiana (A.Braun) V.S.Sundarlingam 1959

Nomenclatural notes
Klein ex Willd. (Muller et al., 2017: 228). [Klein not mentioned (INA)]. - (17 Oct 2017) - G.M. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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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.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: [i]-vii, 1-276.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Muller, S, D., Rhazi, L. & Soulie-Märsche, I. (2017). Diversity and distribution of Characeae in the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia). Crytogamie Algologie 38(3): 201-251.

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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