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Chara canescens f. spitsbergensis (Nordstedt) Langangen, nom. inval.

Publication details
Chara canescens f. spitsbergensis (Nordstedt) Langangen 2000: 146, nom. inval.

Published in: Langangen, A. (2000). Charophytes from the warm springs of Svalbard. Polar Research 19(2): 143-153.
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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 canescens Loiseleur

Basionym
Chara aspera f. spitsbergensis Nordstedt

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Desvauxia

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), becoming white; applied to plants covered with greyish-white pubescence.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: full and direct citation of basionym not made: "These specimens from Svalbard differed from typical C. canescens. Nordstedt, in Strom (1921), named these specimens Chara aspera f. spitsbergensis. The epithet spitsbergensis is now used for the new combination, and the correct name of the taxon is now Chara canesceris f. spitsbergensis comb. nov." - (1 Mar 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a brackish species.

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Created: 20 September 2010 by Anders Langangen

Verified by: 01 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 November 2018.

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