Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 143, Issue 3, pp 175–196 | Cite as

A taxonomic study of theMallomonas mangofera group (Mallomonadaceae, Chrysophyceae), including the description of four new taxa

  • Monika Dürrschmidt


Mallomonas mangofera was frequently found in hualves, lakes and bañados of the Chilean lake district in July 1981. Observations of the fine structure of the scales with both transmission and scanning electron microscopy strongly suggest that specimens with a well developed network and conspicuous macropores on the shield belong to a separate forma,M. mangofera f.foveata f. n. An emended description of the type species and the general characteristics of theM. mangofera group are given. Three other taxa,M. mangofera var.sulcata var. n.,M. mangofera f.gracilis f.n. andM. alveolata sp. n. are also described.

Key words

Algae Chrysophyceae Synuraceae Mallamonadaceae Mallomonas mangofera M. alveolata sp. nova Fine structure of scales and bristles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monika Dürrschmidt
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  1. 1.Institut für PflanzenökologieJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenGiessenGermany

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