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International Journal on Algae

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v18.i1.30
pages 33-38

The First Finding of Chara rudis (A. Braun) Leonh. (Charales, Charophyta) in Ukraine

E.V. Borisova
N.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Tereshchenkovskaya St., 01001 Kiev, Ukraine
D. N. Iakushenko
University of Zielona Góra, Department of Biological Sciences, 1, Z. Szafrana St., Zielona Góra 65-516, Poland


A new locality of Chara rudis has been found in the Ivano-Frankivsk Region (Ukrainian Carpathians) in summer 2008. It forms charophyte single-species meadows in a freshwater pond at a depth of 0.3−0.5 up to 1 m on silt but on solid substrate with a surface cover of 75−95%. It is the first finding of this alga in Ukraine. The specimens are described; distribution and ecology of C. rudis as well as its taxonomical status are discussed.