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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Archaeplastida
Subkingdom: Viridiplantae
(unranked): Streptophyta
Phylum: Coleochaetophyta
Class: Coleochaetophyceae
Bessey ex Woods, 1894
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.