Author:
Jan Scholten
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Chapter:
220.00.00

220.00.00 Charophyta
Names: Charophytae; Green algae

Taxonomy
Charophyta make a paraphyletic group because they exclude the embryophytes, the land plants. Charophyta plus the embryophytes make up the Streptophyta, which is a monophyletic group.

Orders
1. Charales, stoneworts.
2. Coleochaetales: parenchymous charophyte algae; Chaetosphaeridium, Coleochaete.
3. Desmidiales: Closteriaceae, Desmidiaceae, Gonatozygaceae, Peniaceae.
4. Klebsormidiales: Klebsormidiaceae: Chlorokybus, Entransia, Hormidiella, Klebsormidium, Mesostigmatales: Mesostigma viride is a species of freshwater green algae.
5. Zygnematales:
Mesotaeniaceae
Zygnemataceae: Ancylonema, Cylindrocystis, Debarya, Entransia, Mesotaenium, Mougeotia, Mougeotiopsis, Netrium, Pleurodiscus, Roya, Sirogonium, Spirogyra, Tortitaenia, Zygnema, Zygogonium