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Flora of New Zealand: Desmids, Volume 1: Freshwater Algae, Chlorophyta, Desmids

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

Series: Flora of New Zealand: Desmids Volume: 1

By: Hannah Croasdale (Author), Elizabeth A Flint (Author)

192 pages, 5 plates with colour photos, 27 plates with b/w line drawings; b/w illustrations, b/w maps

Manaaki Whenua Press

Hardback | Dec 1986 | #16752 | ISBN: 0477013538
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £49.99 $64/€59 approx

About this book

The second of a series of books covering the large, well-defined group of fresh water and essentially unicellular plants, belonging to the green algae. This volume describes all the Saccoderm and some of the Placoderm desmids (including Micrasterias), a total of 218 taxa. There are keys for identifying the genera and species, an annotated list of habitats, some ecological comments, a large number of literature references, and seven ecological data tables. The preface includes an account of the morphology of the desmid cell (with text figures), and a brief history of freshwater phycology in New Zealand.


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