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Chlorophyta US English

A phylum that comprises the green algae. They are more recently treated as a phylum of the kingdom Protista

Chlorophyta in alga US English

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

Chlorophyta in blanketweed US English

A common green freshwater alga that forms long unbranched filaments. It can be a problem in overenriched water and garden ponds

Chlorophyta in chlamydomonas US English

A common single-celled green alga that lives in water and moist soil and typically has two flagella for swimming

Chlorophyta in chlorella US English

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

Chlorophyta in chlorophyte US English

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

Chlorophyta in desmid US English

A single-celled, freshwater alga that 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 US English

Photosynthetic algae that 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 US English

An edible seaweed with green fronds that resemble lettuce leaves

Chlorophyta in spirogyra US English

A filamentous freshwater green alga containing spiral bands of chloroplasts

Chlorophyta in stonewort US 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 US English

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