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Title: A checklist of desmids in Nigeria
Authors: KADIRI, M.O
Keywords: Taxonomy
desmids
phytogeography
tropics
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Global Journal ofPure and Applied Sciences
Series/Report no.: 8;223-237
Abstract: The paper presents a checklist ofdiversity and distribution of desmid flora in Nigeria. Samples of desmids were collected by means of 55-micrometer mesh plankton net from different locations. There was a high diversity of desmids. A total of 478 taxa are listed in this report. These are categorised into 27 genera, 273 species, 176 varieties and 29 forma. Five of the genera belong to saccoderm desmids Closterium with 84 taxa and Staurastrum with 83 taxa. The cosmopolitan txa were Closterium lunula, Cl. Setaceum, Cosmarium monodii, Desmidium swartzii and Pleurotaenium trabecula.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1050
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