Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Chara globularis Thuill.

Chara globularis

Complete plant

Family: Characeae#
Full name: Chara globularis Thuill.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: ID not 100% certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: The appearance varies widely (Figs 66–69). Stem: up to 9–50 cm tall, slender, brown to green, in general looks quite smooth, moderately incrustated. Cortex: triplostichous, isostichous. Spine cells and stipulodes: strongly reduced, rudimentary or globular (Figs 74–75). Internodes: firm, 1–6 times the length of the branchlets (Figs 68–69, 74). Branchlets: 6–11 with 8–12 segments in a whorl (Figs 68–69), upper 1–3 segments may be ecorticated. Terminal cells of branchlets: slightly reduced. Bracteoles: longer than the oogonium. Plants monoecious. Gametangia: solitary or conjoined at 1–3 (5) lowest branchlet nodes, without mucus. Oogonia: solitary, 530–1100 x 300–700 µm (Figs 70–72), mature oospores dark brown to black, rarely yellow or orange colour with marked stripes, papillated or granulated (Fig. 73). Antheridia: small and solitary, 300-500 µm in diameter (Figs 70–71). (from Charophytes (Characeae, Charophyta) in the Czech Republic: Taxonomy, autecology and distribution, by Lenka Caisová & Maciej Gabka, Fottea 9 (1), 2009)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 31 Mar 2022
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: EOS 7D
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/3200 s
ISO speed: 400
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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