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Chara obtusa Desvaux 1810

Classification:
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 obtusa Desvaux
Branchlet tips. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara obtusa Desvaux
Young branchlet. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara obtusa Desvaux
Single oogonium. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara obtusa Desvaux
Branchlet. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara obtusa Desvaux
Red-cyan anaglyph showing branchlet in 3D. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara obtusa Desvaux
Paired oogonia. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara obtusa Desvaux
Side view of node. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara obtusa Desvaux
Red-cyan anaglyph showing a node in 3D. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara obtusa Desvaux
Close view of node. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara obtusa Desvaux
Red-cyan anaglyph showing branches at node. 04 Aug 2014. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

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Nitellopsis obtusa (Desvaux) J.Groves Paired oogonia. Collected by Emma Harris, Norfolk Broads, UK.
© C.F. Carter (Chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com

Publication details
Chara obtusa Desvaux in Loiseleur 1810: 136

Published in: Loiseleur Deslongschamps, J.L.A. (1810). Notice sur les plantes à ajouter à la flore de France (Flora Gallica) avec quelques corrections et observations. pp. 1-172, 21 pls. Paris: J.B. Sajou.

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 Nitellopsis obtusa (Desvaux) J.Groves

Type information
Type locality: "Ce Chara à été recueilli par M. Thuillier, dans les eaux stagnantes, aux environs de Paris; et par M. Desvaux, dans le Poitou." [Poiteau was a province of west-central France, capital Poitiers] (Loiseleur Deslongschamps 1810: 137). Lectotype: Desvaux?; No date; PC (Wood & Imahori 1965: 353). Notes: Lectotype locaility: "Gallia / ohne Datum / [Desvaux]"

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), obtuse, blunt (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
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
Groves, J. (1919). Notes on Lychnothamnus Braun. Journal of Botany, London 57: 125-129.

Key references
Bryant, J.A. & Stewart, N.F. (2002). Order Charales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 593-612. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Created: 14 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 May 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Groves, H. & Groves, J. (1881). On Chara obtusa, Desv., a species new to Britain. Journal of Botany 19: 216.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 August 2022.

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