Original paper

Taxonomic studies of the genus Euglena (Euglenophyceae, Euglenophyta) in Taiwan (Formosa) fresh waters, I: Subgenus Euglena Zakrys (1986)

Wang, Chi; Ling Chen, Pei; Chung,

Abstract

This paper describes seven taxa of subgenus Euglena Zakryś (1986) in the fresh waters of Taiwan. All of the following are recorded for the first time in the euglenoid flora of Taiwan: E. archaeoviridis Zakryś et Walne, E. chadefaudii Bourrelly, E. dicentra Skuja, E. geniculata Dujardin, E. stellata Mainx, E. tristella Chu and E. viridis Ehrenb. Among these, only E. tristella showed polymorphism. Most of the members are cosmopolitan, however E. archaeoviridis and E. dicentra are rare taxa in the world flora of euglenoids.

Keywords

calliglenadiscoglenaeuglenamorphotypepolymorphismtaiwanvital staining