Charophycean Gallery #1

Chlorokybales, Klebsormidiales

The charophyceans belong to a large group now known to be paraphyletic because it excludes the land plants (Graham et al. 2009).  They are grouped here into orders following Graham et al. (2009).


Chlorokybales

Spirotaenia

1. Spirotaenia condensata
 

500x
    Rice Lake from northern shore
surface plankton tow
9/27/05
20°C
 
2. Spirotaenia condensata
 

320x

400x
  same as above
 

Klebsormidiales

Elakatothrix

1. Elakatothrix
 

800x
    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
9/13/05
pH 5.1, 22.2°C
 
2. Elakatothrix
 

800x
    old Superior Mine pond
plant detritus sample
9/26/05
15°C
 
3. Elakatothrix
 

800x
    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
8/5/10
pH 6.0, 23°C, 34 uS
 

Klebsormidium

Members of this genus were previously placed in Hormidium (Wehr and Sheath 2003).

1. Klebsormidium
 

500x

800x
  Rice Lake from northern shore
surface plankton tow
9/27/05
20°C
 
2. Klebsormidium
 

800x

800x
  Perrault Bog
floating algal mass
6/17/10
pH 5.0, 23°C, 41 uS
 
3. Klebsormidium
 

800x

800x
  Arnheim Sloughs site #2
aquatic plant sample
5/27/10
22°C