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Chara muscosa J.Groves & Bullock-Webster 1924

Publication details
Chara muscosa J.Groves & Bullock-Webster 1924: 33, pl. 570

Published in: Groves, J. & Bullock-Webster, G.R. (1924). Notes on British Charophyta. Journal of Botany (London) 62: 33-35; pl.570.

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 contraria A.Braun ex Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Lough Mullaghony, west Donegal, Ireland (Groves & Bullock-Webster 1924: 33). Lectotype: G.R. Bullock-Webster; 11 viii 1919; BM (Wood & Imahori 1965: 96).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Chara

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara vulgaris f. muscosa (J.Groves & G.R.Bullock-Webster) R.D.Wood 1962

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Common names

(as Chara muscosa J.Groves & Bullock-Webster)
English: Mossy Stonewort (Stewart & Church 1992).

Key characteristics
Strongly tylacantous cortex

Similar species
Chara aspera

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Detailed conservation status with sources
(as Chara muscosa J.Groves & Bullock-Webster)
Data Deficient: (Stewart & Church 1992), (Extinct: (Stewart & Church 1992)

Source of current name
Arbeitsgruppe Armleuchteralgen Deutschland (Becker, R., Blindow, I., Doege, A., Franke, T., Gregor, T., Hamann, U., Jäger, D., Jorda, C., Kabus, T., Korsch, H., Korte, E., Kusber, W.-H., Pätzold, Raabe, U., Schubert, H., Teppke, M., van der Weyer K., Wolff, P.) (2015 '2016'). Beschreibung der Characeen-Arten Deutschlands. In: Armleuchteralgen. Die Characeen Deutschlands. (Arbeitsgruppe Characeen Deutschlands Lehrstuhl für Ökologie der Universität Rostock Eds), pp. 209-572. Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Key references
Borisova, O.V. (2015 '2014'). Charales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 454-465. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Cambra Sánchez, J., Álvarez Cobelas, M. & Aboal Sanjurjo, M. (1998). Lista florística y bibliográfica de los clorófitos (Chlorophyta) de la Península Ibérica, Islas Baleares e Islas Canarias. pp. 1-614. Burgos: Asociación Española de Limnología.

Guerlesquin,M. (1973). Deux Charophucees neovelles pour le territoire francais. Bull. Soc. Sci. Bretagne XLVIII: 65-72. [in Frence]

Moore, J.A. (1986). Charophytes of Great Britain and Ireland. B.S.B.I. Handbook No. 5. Illustrated by Margaret Tebbs. Distribution maps prepared by Dorothy Green. pp. [i-ii], 1-140, 26 figs, 17 maps. London: Botanical Society of the British Isles.

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