Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore, nom. inval.
Chara contraria A.Braun ex Kützing Red-cyan anaglyph; needs special glasses to see in 3D. Houghton Regis Chalk Pit (Marl Lakes) SSSI, Bedfordshire, UK.
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Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A.Braun ex Kützing) J.A.Moore 1986: 53, nom. inval.
Published in: Moore, J.A. (1986). Charophytes of Great Britain and Ireland. B.S.B.I. Handbook No. 5. Illustrated by Margaret Tebbs. Distribution maps prepared by Dorothy Green. pp. [i-ii], 1-140, 26 figs, 17 maps. London: Botanical Society of the British Isles.
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.
Invalid: place of publication of basionym not indicated. - (29 Jul 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
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.
Created: 01 September 2007 by M.D. Guiry
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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