Flora of New York/algae

Flora of New York — algae
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Order CharalesEdit

Charales are freshwater green algae in kingdom Plantae, division Charophyta, class Charophyceae.

Family CharaceaeEdit

Characeae is currently the only family in order Charales. It contains the genera Chara, Lamprothamnium, Lychnothamnus, Nitella, Nitellopsis, and Tolypella.

NitellopsisEdit

 
Nitellopsis obtusa
Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) is a freshwater marine species, native to Eurasia, and listed as very highly invasive in New York State.
Charales — Characeae
NitellopsisHy, 1899 Starry Stonewort N.Y. Status Images Distribution NY NPT
(Desvaux) J.Groves

1810. Chara obtusa Desvaux
1907. Tolypellopsis obtusa (Desvaux) Beguinot & Formiggini
1919. Nitellopsis obtusa (Desvaux) J.Groves
Starry stonewort

Introduced,
Very highly invasive,
 NYIS Tier: 4,
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 Invasive.org: [1],
 GRIIS-US: Present,
AlgaeBase
 
iNat: 4 counties

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CharaEdit

 
Chara vulgaris

Charales — Characeae — Chareae — Chara
CharaL., 1753 Stonewort N.Y. Status Images Distribution NY NPT

1753. Chara vulgaris L.
1824. Nitella batrachosperma C.Agardh
Common stonewort

Native  
iNat: 3 counties

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C.C.Gmel.

1826. Chara braunii C.C.Gmel.
Braun's Stonewort

Native  
iNat: Essex (2021)

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Kütz.

1839. Chara contraria Kütz.
Opposite stonewort

Native  
iNat: 2 counties

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