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British fresh-water algae, exclusive of Desmidieae and Diatomaceae (1882-1884) (20409523652).jpg
Coleochaete sp.
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Kingdom: Viridiplantae
Division: Streptophyta/Charophyta
(unranked): Phragmoplastophyta
Class: Coleochaetophyta
Order: Coleochaetales Chadefaud 1960
Family: Coleochaetaceae Nägeli 1847

The Coleochaetales are an order of parenchymous charophyte algae,[1] that includes some of the closest multicellular relatives of land plants.[2][3] They questionably include the fossil genus Parka.


  1. ^ "Life History and Ecology of the Coleochaetales". 
  2. ^ Becker, B.; Marin, B. (2009). "Streptophyte algae and the origin of embryophytes". Annals of Botany. 103 (7): 999–1004. doi:10.1093/aob/mcp044. PMC 2707909Freely accessible. PMID 19273476. 
  3. ^ 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.