charophyta defined in 1951 yearcharophyta - charophyta;
charophyta - Stoneworts (from characteristic incrustation with calcium carbonate). Division of algae. Occur in ponds. Possess chlorophylls a and b and store reserve food as starch. Thallus multicellular, filamentous, anchored to bottom by rhizoids and bearing lateral branches in whorls. Wall of cellulose. Exceptional in possessing multicellular sex organs, antheridia and oogonia.
near charophyta in Knolik
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