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Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood

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 vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
Tylacanthous cortex, Pitsford Water, Nothamptonshire, UK. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
Antheridium in transmitted light showing manubria within. Pitsford Water, Northampton, UK, in shallow water.. 08 Oct 2014. © C.F. Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
Red-cyan anaglyph; needs special glasses to see in 3D. Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (Marl Lakes) SSSI, Bedfordshire, UK.. 11 May 2013. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (Marl Lakes) SSSI, Bedfordshire, UK.. 11 May 2013. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
Antheridial shield cells deploying. Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
Red-cyan anaglyph showing tylacanthous cortex.Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
Red-cyan anaglyph showing cortex in 3D. Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.. 01 Jun 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
© Anders Langangen (langangen@hotmail.com).

 

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Chara contraria A.Braun ex Kützing Antheridial shield cells deploying. Pitsford Water SSSI, Northampton, UK.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood 1962: 8

Published in: Wood, R.D. (1962). New combinations and taxa in the revision of Characeae. Taxon 11: 7-25.
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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

Basionym
Chara contraria A.Braun ex Kützing

Type information
Germany: Carlsruhe (L) annotated "C. (foetida) contraria mihi" Braun; annotated "C.contraria, 21. Herb. Kütz." (From Wood & Imahori 1965) Holotype: 1839; L ( Notes: Lectotype April 9. 1958. R.D.Wood

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Chara

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), common, general, ordinary (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Caraus, I. (2002). The algae of Romania. Studii si Cercetari, Universitatea Bacau, Biologie 7: 1-694.

Cirujano, S, Cambra, J., Sánchez Castillo, P.M., Meco, A. & Flor Arnau, N. (2008). Flora ibérica algas continentales. Carófitos (Characeae). pp. [1]-132, 125 figs. Madrid: Real Jardín Botánico.

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

Grant, M.C. & Proctor, V.W. (1971). Chara vulgaris and C. contraria: Patterns of reproductive isolation for two cosmopolitan species complexes. Evolution. 26(2): 267-281.

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