Original paper

Some desmids from Sri Lanka

Williamson, David B.

Abstract

An examination of seven samples has formed the basis for this short paper. Four samples were collected by Prof. A. J. Brook in March 1993 whilst on a vacational trip to the island, the remaining three samples being collected in November 2002 by a colleague visiting Sri Lanka for business purposes. 11 genera have been found, the number of taxa reaching 74 amongst which are some rare forms hardly or not at all seen since their first description.New varieties of Cosmarium mikron Skuja and Staurastrum emaciatum A.M. Scott et Prescott are proposed.

Keywords

desmidschlorophytessri lankasouth-east asia