Kōrero: Life in fresh water

Charophyte (3 o 3)

Charophyte

Charophytes are macro-algae (large enough to be seen by the naked eye) that form dense meadows at greater depths in lakes. Such plants, below the water’s surface, use sunlight to convert basic chemical nutrients in water and lake sediments into leaves, stalks and other plant matter. Many animals browse these plants or use them as cover.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Roger Young, 'Life in fresh water - Plants and recyclers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11620/charophyte (accessed 24 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Roger Young, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007