family Characeae


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Noun1.family Characeae - green algae superficially resembling horsetail ferns: stoneworts
protoctist family - any of the families of Protoctista
Charales, order Charales - small order of macroscopic fresh and brackish water algae with a distinct axis: stoneworts
stonewort - any of various submerged aquatic algae of the genus Chara having nodes with whorled filamentlike branches; usually encrusted with calcium carbonate deposits
Chara, genus Chara - green algae common in freshwater lakes of limestone districts
genus Nitella, Nitella - fragile branching stoneworts