Original paper

Desmids (Zygnematales, Chlorophyceae) of Orissa state and neighboring regions, India

Jena, Mrutyunjay; Ratha, Sachitra; Kumarr Adhikary, Siba; Prasad,

Abstract

Forty five taxa of desmids were recorded from different water bodies of Orissa state and its neighboring regions of India. These belonged to eight genera e.g. Closterium (9), Cosmarium (19), Desmidium (2), Euastrum (6), Hyalotheca (1), Micrasterias (1), Pleurotaenium (3) and Staurastrum (4). Out of these 9 e.g. Closterium decorum Bréb., C. lanceolatum Kütz. var. parvulum W. et G.S. West, C. peracerosum Gay var. elegans G.S. West, C. setaceum Ehrenb., Cosmarium cucurbita Bréb., C. laeve Rabenh., Euastrum sinuosum Lenorm. var. reductum Scottet Prescott, Pleurotaenium eugeneum (Turn.) W. et G.S. West. f. scortia W. et G.S. West, P. trochiscum W. et G.S. West var. tuberculatum Smith are described for the first time from India.

Keywords

desmidsclosteriumcosmariumdesmidiumeuastrumhyalothecamicrasteriaspleurotaeniumstaurastrumindiaorissa