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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.229 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

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

Ye. V. Borisova
N.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, NAS of Ukraine, 2 Tereshchenkovskaya Str., Kiev 01004, 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.