Chamaesiphon komarekii species nova, a new benthic freshwater chroococcalean species (Cyanophyta/Cyanobacteria) from western coniferous forest streams in British Columbia, Canada
Chamaesiphon komárekii species nova, a new chroococcalean species (Cyanophyta, Cyanobacteria) is described from densely forested sites of two head-water streams (Spring Creek and East Creek) in the coniferous Malcolm Knapp Research Forest of the University of British Columbia, Maple Ridge, Canada. The species description, based on a traditional morphological approach is given. The position of the taxon within other, similar species of the subgenus Chamaesiphon, mainly Ch. confervicola A. Braun in Rabenhorst 1865 (incl. Ch. curvatus Nordstedt 1878), Ch. carpaticus Starmach 1929, Ch. longus Hällfors et Munsterhjelm 1982 is discussed.