A fi rst record of Chara vulgaris var. papillata Wallroth. Ex A. Braun (Charales) in the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean)

Authors: Jonathan Henwood

Corresponding: Jonathan Henwood (jonathan.henwood@gmail.com)

Keywords: Stoneworth, Chara vulgaris var. Papillata, il-Qattara.

Doi: http://dx.medra.org/10.7423/XJENZA.2014.1.07

Issue: Xjenza Online Vol. 2 Iss. 1 - March 2014

The Maltese list of characeans includes Chara vulgaris of which the most commonly occurring variant is C. vulgaris var. longibracteata. A less common variant, C. vulgaris var. papillata, has been recorded for the rst time locally in mats of Chara vulgaris examined from il-Qattara pool and Qawra (Dwejra, Gozo).

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