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Charophyta

Line breaks: Charo|phyta
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːrə(ʊ)ˌfʌɪtə
 
, ˈkarə(ʊ)-, ˈtʃarə(ʊ)-/

Definition of Charophyta in English:

plural noun

Botany
A division of lower plants that includes the stoneworts, which are frequently treated as a class (Charophyceae) of the green algae.
Example sentences
  • The charophycean lineage includes the Chlorokybales, Klebsormidiales, Conjugophyta, the Coleochaetales and the Charophyta.
  • The maximum depth of Charophyta occurrence is 7 meters, and most of the species do not spread to the depth of 1 meter.
  • There are only four genera of Charophyta occurring in North America.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), former name of the family Characeae, from Chara (genus name) + phuton 'a plant'.

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