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Chara polyacantha A.Braun

Publication details
Chara polyacantha A.Braun in Braun, Rabenhorst & Stizenberger 1859: No. 48

Published in: Braun, A., Rabenhorst, L. & Stizenberger, E. (1857-1878). Die Characeen Europas. Fasc I-V. Dresden. Fasc. I: 1-25 (1857); II: 26-50 (1859); III: 51-75 (1867); IV: 76-100 (1870); V: 101-121 (1878) . . Dresden.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chara is Chara vulgaris Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Hartmania

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chara hispida var. polyacantha (A.Braun) C.C.Babington 1874
Chara hispida var. [hispida] f. polyacantha (A.Braun) R.D.Wood 1962

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chara pedunculata Kützing 1834
Chara spondylophylla Kützing 1843
Chara hispida var. dasyacantha A.Braun 1847
Chara polyacantha f. dasyacantha W.Migula 1897
Chara pseudo-crinita A.Braun 1935

Nomenclatural notes
1862: 29, no fig.; 1863: 294 (INA). - (9 Jun 2015) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
For this species the name Chara polyacantha is used, and in this respect followed Blümel & Raabe (2004). In footnote on p. 16 they write: "Aus Prioritätsgründen ist Chara pedunculata Kützing 1834 korrektere Name für dieses Taxon. Da jedoch Chara polyacantha A.Braun 1859 allgemein gebräuchlich ist, sollte dieser gegen den prioritären Namen konserviert werden. Wir haben daher vorerst den Namen Chara polyacantha A. Braun 1859 übernommen". - (1 Nov 2010) -

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Common names

(as Chara pedunculata Kützing)
English: Hedgehog Stonewort (Stewart & Church 1992).

Type information
Type locality: Sweden (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: Salzsee bei Halle (Bulnheim) (INA).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Detailed conservation status with sources
(as Chara pedunculata Kützing)
Data Deficient: (Stewart & Church 1992)

Key references
Blümel,C. & U.Raabe (2004). Vorläufige Checkliste der Characeen Deutschlands. Rostock. Meeresbiolog. Beitr. Heft 13: 9-26.

Borisova, O.V. (2015 '2014'). Charales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 454-465. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Hy, F., (1913). Les Characées de France. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 60 (Mémoires 26): 1-47, pls. I-III.

Schneider, S.C., Rodrigues, A., Moe, T.F. & Ballot, A. (2015). DNA barcoding the genus Chara: molecular evidence recovers fewer taxa than the classical morphological approach. Journal of Phycology 51(2): 367-380.

Urbaniak, J. & Combik, M. (2013). Genetic and morphological data fail to differentiate Chara intermedia from C. baltica, or C. polycantha and C. rudis from C. hispida. European Journal of Phycology 48(3): 253-259.

Urbaniak, J. & Gabka, M. (2014). Polish Charophytes. An illustrated guide to identification. pp. [1]-120. Wroclaw: Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wroclawiu.

Watterlot, A. & Prey, T. (2016). Inventaire des Characées sur le territoire picard (Aisne, Oise et Somme): Évaluation patrimoniale. Version No. 2, décembre 2016. pp. [1]-30, Annexe, 31-56 [Maps]. Bailleul: Centre régional de phytosociologie. Conservatoire botanique national de Bailleul.

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