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7. A first record of Chara vulgaris var. papillata Wallroth. Ex A. Braun (Charales) in the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean)

A first record of Chara vulgaris var. papillata Wallroth. Ex A. Braun (Charales) in the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean)
Pages 48-50
Jonathan Henwood

Abstract:

The Maltese list of characeans includes Chara vulgaris of which the most commonly occurring variant is C. vulgaris var. longibracteata. A less common variant, C. vulgaris var. papillata, has been recorded for the first time locally in mats of Chara vulgaris examined from il-Qattara pool and Qawra (Dwejra, Gozo).

Highlights:

  • A number of stonewort species occur in the Maltese Islands;
  • New variant of a Chara vulgaris is recorded from stonewort mats through field surveys in Gozo.

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