Desmid Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA
Ed.: Karolina Fucikova; John D. Hall; Jeffrey R. Johansen; Rex Lowe
2008. 59 pages, 2 tables, 6 plates, 23x14cm, 170 g
(Bibliotheca Phycologica, Band 113)
ISBN 978-3-443-60040-2, paperback, price: 29.00 €BibTeX file
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The present study expands the most recent published species list (Johansen et al. 2004) by 106 additional taxa, which are listed, described and depicted on plates. In addition to new records for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one new species, Mesotaenium testaceovaginatum, is described.
Many various habitats were studies by authors, aquatic and subaerial habitats (rock surface, waterfalls, drip walls, soil, ponds) and several sampling methods were used to collect these algae.
The treatise gives an overview about the taxa published from that area. Total of 125 desmid taxa were found in the GSMNP, which are listed in Table 1. The finder and the date of finding are presented in that table too, and the taxa are showed as a new record, which is found in the present study for the first time or found previously but not published so far. In addition to new records for the area, one species (Mesotaenium testaceovaginatum) is described as new one.
The study gives description about all the 125 taxa with the specification of the habitats. The illustrations of the presented species are shown in 6 plates, and 3 photos are published about the new taxon.
I can recommend this book, which gives a comprehensive representation of the Desmidiales flora found on the studies area. This useful book gives description and illustration of the presented taxa, which has a great importance at a hardly determinable group of algae.
Acta Botanica Hungarica 51(1-2) (2009)
Material and Methods 9
Family Desmidiaceae 11
Family Closteriaceae 26
Family Peniaceae 29
Family Gonatozygaceae 29
Family Mesotaeniaceae 29
Index to Taxa 57