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Chara opaca C.Agardh ex Bruzelius 1824

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Charophyceae
Order Charales
Family Characeae
Tribe Chareae
Genus Chara


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Chara opaca C.Agardh ex Bruzelius
Female plant. 03 Aug 2011. Anders Langangen.

Chara opaca C.Agardh ex Bruzelius
Female plant with some black, ripe oospores. 03 Aug 2011. Anders Langangen.

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Calothrix crustacea Thuret ex Bornet & Flahault

Nitella opaca (C.Agardh ex Bruzelius) C.Agardh Red-cyan anaglyph of oogonia in dark-field illumination. Lough Gouragh, Co Kerry, Ireland,.
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Publication details
Chara opaca C.Agardh ex Bruzelius 1824: 16, 23

Published in: Bruzelius, A. (1824). Observationes in genus Charae, quae venia ampliss. Ord. Philos. Lund, respondente Eberhard Liljevalch. [Dissertation]. pp. [1]-24. Londini Gothorum: Ex Officina Berlingiana.
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Publication date: February

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 Nitella opaca (C.Agardh ex Bruzelius) C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: "Habitat in aquis quietis, in Scania non rara. Mense Julio fructum fert." (Bruzelius 1824: 17).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Nitella Section Nitella

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), darkened, dull, not shining, opaque (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

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.

Source of current name
Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].

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