A first record of Chara vulgaris var. papillata Wallroth. Ex A. Braun (Charales) in the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean)
Jonathan Henwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stoneworth, Chara vulgaris var. Papillata, il-Qattara.
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).