Original paper

Contribution to the knowledge of the desmid flora in French Guiana

Trojánková, Kamila


This work includes a floristic taxonomic study of desmids from the freshwater swampy area Pripris de Yiyi, located in northern French Guiana, which is completed by images from the scanning electron microscope (grouped in 5 plates). A total of 102 taxa including 15 taxa newly observed in French Guiana were determined. Data are compared in context of a whole French Guiana flora actually known in 577 taxa. It needs to be remarked that nearly all observations done in French Guiana come from the seashore so there are still numerous places to explore in this oversea territory of France.


desmidstaxonomyultrastructuresemfreshwater swampsfrench guianapripris de yiyi