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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Batrachospermum, Batrachospermum ectocarpum, Red algae, Rhodophyta, Florideae, Iowa algae

Abstract

Batrachospermum, a floridean red alga, is formally reported from Iowa. Populations have been observed by several workers at nine localities in eight counties: Black Hawk, Bremer, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Hancock, and Webster. The habitats include permanent and intermittent streams, a distrophic lake, and prairie marshes. To date, the species include B. ectocarpum Sir. from a stream in Webster County , and an undescribed species from a prairie marsh in Black Hawk County. A discussion of the taxonomy and occurrence of Batrachospermum in Iowa in presented. With this report, four genera of freshwater red algae are known from Iowa.

Publication Date

December 1977

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

84

Issue

4

First Page

133

Last Page

138

Copyright

© Copyright 1977 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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