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(ˈkær əˌfaɪt)

any green algae of the class Charophyceae (or group Charophyta), comprising the stoneworts.
[< New Latin Charophyta <Char(a) a genus of stoneworts]
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In this work, special importance was given to Charophyta, the only non- spermatophyte included in this study.
An SEM study of developmental variation in oospore wall ornamentation of three Nitella species (Charophyta) in Australia.
Of these, 7 species belongs each to Chlorophyta and Rhodophyta, 2 each to Cyanobacteria and Ochrophyta and 1 to Charophyta. Varied diversity of seaweeds belonging to Charophyta, Chlorophyta, Cyanobacteria, Ochrophyta and Rhodophyta is recorded from three sites.
(1991): Evolutionary Patterns of Clavatoraceae (Charophyta) in the mesogean basins analyzed according to environmental change during Malm and Lower Cretaceous.
Krassavina, Determination of the Freshwater Algae of the USSR, Charophyta, Leningrad, Russia, 1983.
These were Rhodophyta, Euglenophyta, Chrysophyta, Charophyta, Xanthophyta, and Dinoflagellata among algae.
Las llamadas universalmente "plantas acuaticas", tambien conocidas como macrofitas acuaticas o hidrofitas, corresponden a un conjunto de organismos vegetales que incluyen, en un sentido amplio, a las carofitas (Charophyta), musgos y hepaticas (Bryophyta), helechos y grupos afines (Pteridophyta), monocotiledoneas y dicotiledoneas (Magnoliophyta); sin embargo, los estudios floristicos de grandes regiones y paises, se enfocan frecuentemente a las fanerogamas o a las plantas vasculares.