Original paper

Some new or otherwise interesting desmid taxa from Thailand

Coesel, Peter F.M.; Ngearnpat, Neti; Peerapornisal, Yuwadee

Algological Studies Volume 131 (2009), p. 15 - 22

published: Nov 1, 2009

DOI: 10.1127/1864-1318/2009/0131-0015

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Abstract

Four desmid species from Thai freshwater samples, collected in February 2008, are separately discussed. Xanthidium lenticulare is described as new to science. It is characterized by a remarkable, lens-like cell structure. Sphaerozosma vertebratum var. indicum is recombined as a variety in the species Sph. aubertianum. The morphology, taxonomic relationship and geographical distribution are discussed for Cosmarium beatum and Staurastrum burkillii.

Keywords

desmidsgeographical distributionlens-like cell structuremorphologynew species