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Chara polyacantha A.Braun, nom. inval. 1862

Publication details
Chara polyacantha A.Braun in Wahlstedt 1862: 29, nom. inval.

Published in: Wahlstedt, L. J. (1862). Bidrag till kännedomen om de Skandinaviska arterna af växt-familjen Characeae. pp. 1-43. Lund: Akademisk avhandling.

Publication date: 1862

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: Sweden (Index Nominum Algarum). Notes: Salzsee bei Halle (Bulnheim) (INA).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Hartmania

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara hispida var. polyacantha (A.Braun) Babington 1874

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chara spondylophylla Kützing 1843
Chara hispida var. dasyacantha A.Braun 1847
Chara pseudo-crinita A.Braun 1935

Nomenclatural notes
Braun 1862: 29, no fig.; 1863: 294 (INA). "Der Name wurde ohne Beschreibung morphologischer Merkmale publiziert." (Becker & al. 2015: 218). - (9 Jun 2015) - G.M. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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
Blümel,C. & U.Raabe (2004). Vorläufige Checkliste der Characeen Deutschlands. Rostock. Meeresbiolog. Beitr. Heft 13: 9-26.

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.

Braun, A., Rabenhorst, L. & Stizenberger, E. (1857-1878). Die Characeen Europas. Fasc I-V. Dresden. Fasc. I: 1-25 (1857); II: 26-50 (1859); III: 51-75 (1867); IV: 76-100 (1870); V: 101-121 (1878) . . Dresden.

Caisová, L. & Gabka, M. (2009). Charophytes (Characeae, Charophyta) in the Czech Republic: taxonomy, autecology and distribution. Fottea 9(1): 1-43.

Hy, F. (1913). Les Characées de France. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 60 (Mémoires 26): 1-47, pls. I-III.

Langangen, A. (2007). Charophytes of the Nordic countries. pp. [1]-102, many figs and maps. Oslo: Saeculum ANS.

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.

Urbaniak, J. & Combik, M. (2013). Genetic and morphological data fail to differentiate Chara intermedia from C. baltica, or C. polycantha and C. rudis from C. hispida. European Journal of Phycology 48(3): 253-259.

Urbaniak, J. & Gabka, M. (2014). Polish Charophytes. An illustrated guide to identification. pp. [1]-120, incl. 34 pls. Wroclaw: Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wroclawiu.

Watterlot, A. & Prey, T. (2016). Inventaire des Characées sur le territoire picard (Aisne, Oise et Somme): Évaluation patrimoniale. Version No. 2, décembre 2016. pp. [1]-30, Annexe, 31-56 [Maps]. Bailleul: Centre régional de phytosociologie. Conservatoire botanique national de Bailleul.

Created: 14 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 05 May 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Cabi, E., Sekerciler, F., Çingay, B. & Ruran, N. (2019). A new stonewort record for Turkey: Chara polyacantha A. Braun. Acta Biologica Turcica 32(4): 206-210, 2 figs, 1 table.

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