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Chara pedunculata Kützing 1834

Publication details
Chara pedunculata Kützing 1834: 706

Published in: Kützing, F. (1834). Beschreibung einiger neuer Arten der Gattung Chara. Flora (Jena) 17: 705-707.

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 aculeolata Kützing

Type information
Type locality: "in den stehenden salzigen Gewassern inweit des salzigen Mannfelder See's" (Index Nominum Algarum). Lectotype: L (Wood & Imahori 1965: 138). Notes: Isotype, Lectotype: L, ex Herbarium Kützing, ex Herbarium Weber-Van Bosse. Bei Halle (Ahmadi et al., 2013: 375).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Hartmania

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pedunculate, provided with a peduncle (a stalk) (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chara hispida var. pseudocrinita Braun 1832

Taxonomic notes
Ahmadi et al. ( 2012: 375) cite this as current. - (21 Jan 2014) - G.M. Guiry

Distributional notes
Rare, Europe, Russia, Ukraine (Ahmadie et al., 2012) - (21 Jan 2014) - G.M. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Common names

(as Chara pedunculata Kützing)
English: Hedgehog Stonewort (Stewart & Church 1992).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Detailed conservation status with sources
(as Chara pedunculata Kützing)
Data Deficient: (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
Ahmadi, A., Sheidai, A.M., H. Riahi, H. & Van Raam, J.C. (2012). Some Charophytes (Characeae, Charophyta) from central and western of Iran including Chara kohrangiana species nova. Cryptogamie Algologie 33(4): 359-390. [in English]

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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