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A division of lower plants that includes the stoneworts, which are frequently treated as a class ("Charophyceae" ) of the green algae.
- ‘There are only four genera of Charophyta occurring in North America.’
- ‘The Charophyta have recently been referred to as the Streptophyta, but the reasons given for this change in nomenclature are probably insufficient.’
- ‘At present, 16 species of Charophyta are known in Crimea, that is more than half of the number of species recorded in Ukraine.’
- ‘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.’
Modern Latin (plural), former name of the family Characeae, from Chara (genus name) + phuton ‘a plant’.
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