Chara vulgaris f. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) R.D.Wood
Chara contraria A.Braun ex Kützing Antheridium in transmitted light showing manubria within. Pitsford Water, Northampton, UK, in shallow water.
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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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chara contraria A.Braun ex Kützing
Chara contraria A.Braun ex Kützing
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
Subgenus Chara Section Chara
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), common, general, ordinary (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
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. -132, 125 figs. Madrid: Real Jardín Botánico.
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Verified by: 29 July 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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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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