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New Species of Charophyta, Chara polyacantha A. Braun, in Lake Engure, Latvia

Egita Zviedre
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  • University of Latvia, Institute of Biology, Laboratory of Geobotany, Miera Street 3, Salaspils, LV-2169, Latvia
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Published Online: 2012-11-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10119-012-0013-6


The new charophyte species for Latvia, Chara polyacantha A. Braun, was described. This species was found in Lake Engure, the third largest lake of Latvia. In 2010, C.†polyacantha covered small, approximately 25 m2 patch, growing both in a monodominant stand and mixed with C. tomentosa in the central part of the lake.

Keywords : Chara polyacantha; Charophyta; Lake Engure; Latvia

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Published Online: 2012-11-30

Citation Information: Biodiversity: Research and Conservation, Volume 25, Issue , Pages 43–45, ISSN (Print) 1897-2810, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10119-012-0013-6.

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