Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 164, Issue 1, pp 209-214

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Mallomonas alphaphora (Chrysophyceae), a new species from Western Australia

  • Hans R. PreisigAffiliated withInstitut für Systematische Botanik, Universität Zürich

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A new species ofMallomonas, M. alphaphora (Chrysophyceae), was found in freshwater ponds in the Perth region, Western Australia. It is distinguished from other species ofMallomonas by its very distinctive scale and bristle morphology and is placed in a new section,Alphaphorae, of the genusMallomonas.

Key words

Algae Chrysophyceae (Synurophyceae) Mallomonadaceae Mallomonas alphaphora Electron microscopy phytoplankton scale-bearing flagellate taxonomy