Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 164, Issue 1–4, pp 209–214

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

  • Hans R. Preisig

DOI: 10.1007/BF00940438

Cite this article as:
Preisig, H.R. Plant Syst Evol (1989) 164: 209. doi:10.1007/BF00940438


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 (SynurophyceaeMallomonadaceae Mallomonas alphaphora Electron microscopy phytoplankton scale-bearing flagellate taxonomy 

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans R. Preisig
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Systematische BotanikUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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