, Volume 171, Issue 2, pp 103-106

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New taxa ofCosmarium Corda (Desmidiaceae) from Karnataka State, India

  • U. D. BongaleAffiliated withAlgal Laboratory, Department of P. G. Studies in Botany, Karnatak University

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Six new taxa including two new species (Cosmarium bourrellyi Bongale sp. nov. andC. desikacharyi Bongale sp. nov.) and four new varieties (C. auriculatum var.protrusum Bongale var. nov.,C. pachydermum var.inflatum Bongale var. nov.,C. pseudoconnatum var.tuberculans Bongale var. nov. andC. quadrum var.rotundatum Bongale var. nov.) are reported. Algae were collected from a paddy field at Belgaum.

Key words

desmids algal systematics India new taxa