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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Kingdom: Viridiplantae
(unranked): Streptophyta
Division: Chlorokybophyta
Class: Chlorokybophyceae Sluiman & Guihal, 1999
Order: Chlorokybales Rogers, Mattox & Stewart 1980
Family: Chlorokybaceae Rogers, Mattox & Stewart 1980
Genus: Chlorokybus
Species: C. atmophyticus
Binomial name
Chlorokybus atmophyticus
Geitler, 1942[1]

Chlorokybus is a genus of charophyte containing the sole species Chlorokybus atmophyticus, a soil alga found in alpine areas. It sometimes has been classified as the sole member of the class Chlorokybophyceae Sluiman & Guihal, 1999[2]


  1. ^ Geitler, L. (1942). "Morphologie, Entwicklungsgeschichte und systematik neuer bemerkenswerter atmosphytischer Algen aus Wien". Flora NF. 136. pp. 1–29. 
  2. ^ Leliaert, Frederik; Verbruggen, Heroen; Zechman, Frederick W. (2011). "Into the deep: New discoveries at the base of the green plant phylogeny". BioEssays. 33 (9): 683–692. doi:10.1002/bies.201100035. ISSN 0265-9247. PMID 21744372. 

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