Batrachospermum, Batrachospermum ectocarpum, Red algae, Rhodophyta, Florideae, Iowa algae
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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1977 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Roeder, Donald R. and Peck, James H.
"Batrachospermum Roth. (Rhodophyta), a genus of red algae new to Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 84(4), 133-138.
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