Original paper

New records of the macrandrous Oedogonium (Oedogoniales, Chlorophyceae) taxa from West Bengal, India

Kargupta, Marendra; Nath Keshri, Jai; Prakash,

Abstract

The present communication deals with the following 17 macrandrous taxa (11 heterothallic and 6 homothallic) of Oedogonium Link for the first time West Bengal, India: Oedogonium areolatum Lagerh. f. maius Gonzalveset Jain, Oedogonium crispum (Hass.) Wittr. var. hawaiense Nordst., Oedogonium crispum (Hass.) Wittr. var. pithophorae Islam et Sarma, Oedogonium lageniforme Hirn var. ellipsoideum (Jao) Mroz., Oedogonium figuratum Tiffany, Oedogonium fragile Wittr., Oedogonium intermedium Wittr., Oedogonium khannae Skuja fa, Oedogonium lautumniarum (Wittr.) Hirn f. gracilis Venkataraman, Oedogonium leiriense De Lacerda fa, Oedogonium paucocostatum Trans. fa, Oedogonium pringsheimii Wittr. var. nordstedtii Wittr., Oedogonium pseudocostatosporum Kargupta et Keshri sp. nova, Oedogonium sphaerico-inconspicuum Silva, Oedogonium tapeinosporum Wittr. f. fowlingense Jao, Oedogonium vaucherii A. Braun, Oedogonium welwitschii W. et G. S. West. Oedogonium leiriense and Oedogonium sphaerico-inconspicuum are being recorded for the first time from India, while Oedogonium crispum var. pithophorae is the first record since its original description from Bangladesh. Oedogonium pseudocostatosporum Kargupta et Keshri sp. nova is introduced as new to science.

Keywords

oedogoniumnew recordsnew specieswest bengalindia