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Title: Coleochaetales  
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Subject: Chlorophyta, Archaeplastida, Charophyta, Compsopogonophyceae, Nemaliales
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Charophyta
Class: Coleochaetophyceae
Bessey ex Woods, 1894
Order: Coleochaetales


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


  1. ^ Cook, M. E. (2004). "Cytokinesis in Coleochaete orbicularis (Charophyceae): an ancestral mechanism inherited by plants". American Journal of Botany 91 (3): 313–20.  
  2. ^ "Life History and Ecology of the Coleochaetales". 
  3. ^ Becker, B.; Marin, B. (2009). "Streptophyte algae and the origin of embryophytes". Annals of Botany 103 (7): 999–1004.  
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