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Chlorophyta British & World English

A division of lower plants that comprises the green algae. They are frequently treated as a phylum of the kingdom Protista

Chlorophyta in alga British & World English

A simple, non-flowering, and typically aquatic plant of a large assemblage that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue

Chlorophyta in blanket weed British & World English

A common green freshwater alga which forms long unbranched filaments, sometimes becoming a problem in over-enriched water and garden ponds

Chlorophyta in chlamydomonas British & World English

A common single-celled green alga which typically has two flagella for swimming, living in water and moist soil

Chlorophyta in chlorella British & World English

A common single-celled green alga of both terrestrial and aquatic habitats, responsible for turning stagnant water an opaque green

Chlorophyta in chlorophyte British & World English

A lower plant of the division Chlorophyta, which comprises the green algae

Chlorophyta in desmid British & World English

A single-celled freshwater alga which appears to be composed of two rigid cells with a shared nucleus. The presence of desmids is usually an indicator of unpolluted water

Chlorophyta in green algae British & World English

Photosynthetic algae which contain chlorophyll and store starch in discrete chloroplasts. They are eukaryotic and most live in fresh water, ranging from unicellular flagellates to more complex multicellular forms

Chlorophyta in sea lettuce British & World English

An edible seaweed with green fronds that resemble lettuce leaves

Chlorophyta in spirogyra British & World English

A filamentous green alga of a genus that includes blanket weed

Chlorophyta in stonewort British & World English

A freshwater plant with whorls of slender leaves, related to green algae. Many kinds become encrusted with chalky deposits, giving them a stony feel

Chlorophyta in volvox British & World English

A green single-celled aquatic organism which forms minute free-swimming spherical colonies