Three new members of Characeae (Charales, Chlorophyta) from Taiwan, including one endangered monospecific genus

Jui-Yu Chou, Wei Lung Wang, Jui Sheng Chang

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From morphological and molecular analysis, three charalean species, Lychnothamnus barbatus (Meyen) Leonhardi, Nitella japonica Allen, and N. inversa Imahori are recorded for the first time to the freshwater algal flora of Taiwan. The endangered monospecific genus, Lychnothamnus (Ruprecht) Leohardi, is the first genus recorded to the freshwater algal flora of Taiwan. In this study, we describe their morphological characters in detail and use rbcL and atpB sequences to confirm their phylogenetic relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
JournalBotanical Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1


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  • Plant Science

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