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Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing, nom. inval.

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 curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Red-cyan anaglyph of showing encrusted cortex in 3D. Collected by Nick Stewart, Edenderry Canal, Ireland. 16 May 2018. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Cortex with spine cells. Collected by Nick Stewart, Edenderry Canal, Ireland. 16 May 2018. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Spine cells on encrusted cortex. Collected by Nick Stewart, Edenderry Canal, Ireland. 16 May 2018. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Acid etched to show triplostichous cortex. Collected by Nick Stewart, Edenderry Canal, Ireland. 16 May 2018. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Spine cells and stipulodes on encrusted cortex. Collected by Nick Stewart, Edenderry Canal, Ireland. 16 May 2018. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Root bulbils. Collected by Nick Stewart, Edenderry Canal, Ireland. 16 May 2018. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Encrusted thallus at low magnification. Collected by Nick Stewart, Edenderry Canal, Ireland. 16 May 2018. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Nene Gravel Pits, Northampton, UK.. 01 Sep 2008. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Nene Gravel Pits, Northampton, UK.. 01 Sep 2008. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing
Chara curta. Cm scale to left..

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Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing Encrusted thallus at low magnification. Collected by Nick Stewart, Edenderry Canal, Ireland
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com

Publication details
Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing 1857: 22, pl. 53: fig. I, nom. inval.

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1857). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. VII pp. i-ii, 1-40, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chara is Chara vulgaris Linnaeus.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Grovesia

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara aspera var. curta (Nolte ex Kützing) A.Braun ex H.von Leonhardi 1864
Chara globularis var. [aspera] f. curta (Nolte ex Kützing) R.D.Wood 1962

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chara aspera var. dasyacantha A.Braun 1847
Chara aspera var. crassior Kützing 1849
Chara aspera f. dasyacantha W.Migula 1897
Chara aspera f. fallax W.Migula 1897
Chara aspera f. polyacantha W.Migula 1897
Chara aspera f. rigida W.Migula 1897
Chara aspera f. tenuispina W.Migula 1897
Chara aspera subsp. desmacantha H.& J.Groves 1898
Chara desmacantha (H. & J.Groves) J.Groves & G.R.Bullock-Webster 1924

Nomenclatural notes
No descr. (INA). - (9 Jun 2015) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
This is the original Chara curta Nolte ex Kützing included the forms of C. aspera with spine cells in pairs or bunches as described in Migula (1897) and the species Chara desmacantha H. J. Groves. This is discussed by Langangen (2005). - (25 Sep 2009) -

Distributional notes
Chara curta ha been found in Norway, Sweden, Orkney, Ireland, England, Scotland (Moore & Green (1983), Langangen 2007). It is also reported from Spain Cirujano (ed)(2008). Migula (1897) report it from a few localities in Germany, but in Korsch et al.(2008) it is missing. - (25 Sep 2009) -

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Common names

(as Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing)
English: Lesser Bearded Stonewort (Stewart & Church 1992).

Description
Plants 2-40 cm long, moderately to strongly encrusted. Cortex is triplostichous, tylacanthous. Spine cells in clusters 1-6, in pair or bunches of 3-4, as long as or much longer than the axe diameter, very dense and the plants get a spiny look. Branchlets short, shorter than the internodes

Habitat
Brackish-water and freshwater. Chara-lakes.

Key characteristics
Similar to Chara aspera but spine-cells 2-5 together.

Similar species
Chara aspera

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Detailed conservation status with sources
(as Chara curta E.F.Nolte ex Kützing)
Data Deficient: (Stewart & Church 1992), (Least Concern: (Stewart & Church 1992)

Key references
Bryant, J.A. & Stewart, N.F. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Charales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 742-765. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Groves, J. & Bullock-Webster, G.R. (1924). The British Charophyta. II. Chareae. pp. 1-129. London: The Ray Society.

Langangen, A. (2005). Charophytes collected in Cos Clare (H9) and South-east Galway (H15) in 2003. Irish Naturalists' Journal 28: 151-158.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 09 June 2015 by Wendy Guiry

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