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Chara aspera var. lacustris H.Groves & J.Groves 1880

Publication details
Chara aspera var. lacustris H.Groves & J.Groves 1880: 129, fig. 4a

Published in: Groves, H. & Groves, J. (1880). A review of the British Characeae. Journal of Botany 18: 97-103, 129-135, 161-167, 207-210.

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

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chara aspera Willdenow

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Grovesia

Origin of species name
rough, uneven, harsh, rugged.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Distributional notes
After Groves & Bullock-Webster 1924: Abundant in Lough Neagh, from whence it was originally described, and in Lough Beg. Somewhat similar forms, not so extrame, have been found in several other Irish lakes. - (29 Dec 2009) -

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Stem very short, stout, internodes short, branchlets short, stout, strongly incurved. Spine-cells short, thick, obtuse.

Growing in dense tufts, much resembling tha var. annulata of C. virgata.

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Key references
Groves, J. & Bullock-Webster, G.R. (1924). The British Charophyta. II. Chareae. pp. 1-129. London: The Ray Society.

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