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Chara flaccida var. gaudichaudii A.Braun

Publication details
Chara flaccida var. gaudichaudii A.Braun 1849: 297 (as 'ß. Gaudichaudii' )

Published in: Braun, A. (1849). Charae australes antarcticae, or characters and observations on the Characeae of Australia and the southern circumpolar regions. Hooker's Journal of Botany & Kew Garden Miscellany 1: 193-203.
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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 fibrosa C.Agardh ex Bruzelius

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Charopsis Section Agardhia

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flaccid, not able to hold up its own weight (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
"nom. inval." in Casanova (2013: 293) without explanation. Baun (1849: 297) included Chara fibrosa C.Agardh in synonymy but the name is not illegitimate as names only have priority in their own rank and Braun was effectively giving Agardh's taxon a new name at a different rank. - (10 May 2019) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a 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
Casanova, M.T. (2013). Review of the species concepts Chara fibrosa and C. flaccida (Characeae, Charophyceae). Australian Systematic Botany 26: 291-297, 2 figs, 2 tables.

Created: 19 August 2010 by Anders Langangen

Verified by: 10 May 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 May 2019.

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