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Chara fragilis Desvaux 1810

Publication details
Chara fragilis Desvaux in Loiseleur Deslongschamps 1810: 137

Published in: Loiseleur Deslongschamps, J.L.A. (1810). Notice sur les plantes à ajouter à la flore de France (Flora Gallica) avec quelques corrections et observations. pp. 1-172, 21 pls. Paris: J.B. Sajou.

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 globularis Thuiller

Type information
Type locality: "Cette espèce se trouve dans les eaux stagnantes, aux environs de Paris." (Loiseleur Deslongschamps 1810: 137).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chara Section Grovesia

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Langangen, A. (2007). Charophytes of the Nordic countries. pp. [1]-102, many figs and maps. Oslo: Saeculum ANS.

Key references
Bryant, J.A. & Stewart, N.F. (2002). Order Charales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 593-612. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Groves, J. & Bullock-Webster, G.R. (1919). Chara fragilis and C. delicatula. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 57: 69.

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

Ruprecht, F.J. (1846). Symbolae ad historiam et geographiam plantarum Rossicarum. pp. [1]-242, 6 pls. Petropoli [St Petersburg]: typis et impensis academinae imperialis scientiarum.

Sakayama, H., Kasai, F., Nozaki, H., Watanabe, M.M., Kawachi, M. Shigyo, M., Nishihiro, J., Washitani, I., Krienitz, L. & Ito, M. (2009). Taxonomic reexamination of Chara globularis (Charales, Charophyceae) from Japan based on oospore morphology and rbcL gene sequences, and the description of C. leptospora sp. nov.. Journal of Phycology 45(4): 917-927.

Created: 30 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 23 April 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Debski, B. (1899). Weitere beobachtungen an Chara fragilis Desv.. Jahrb. Wiss. Bot. 32: 635-670.
Groves, J. & Bullock-Webster, G.R. (1919). Chara fragilis and C. delicatula. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 57: 69.
Proctor, V.W. (1971). Chara globularis Thuillier (= C. fragilis Desvaux): Breeding patterns within a cosmopolitan complex. Limnology and Oceanography 16(2): 422-436.

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