The first definite mention of Iowa Algae which has come to our notice is that published by Dr. C M. Hobby in the Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science. His list comprises some twenty-seven genera and seventy-four species and varieties. The list is prefaced as follows: "The species given below were mainly collected in the immediate vicinity of Iowa City. I am greatly indebted to Rev. Francis Wolle, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for assistance in the study and identification of these plants. The classification used is that of Kirchner in "Algen von Schlesien, Breslau, 1878." The list comprises an unusually long list of spirogyras, some eighteen species and one variety.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Buchanan, Robert Earle
"Notes on the Algae of Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 14(1), 47-84.
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