Some rare and new taxa of the genus Spirogyra (Zygnematales, Chlorophyceae) from river Kosi basin adjoining parts of India and Nepal

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Keywords: Spirogyra , New species, New records, River Kosi


Abstract


The present paper deals with a total of 11 species of the genus Spirogyra from wetlands of river Kosi basin. Of these, two species (S. kushii JHA et KARGUPTA sp. nov. and S. madhubensis JHA et KARGUPTA sp. nov.) are new to science; one species (S. gabonensis Gauthier- Lievre) as new records to India and one species: S. minor (Schmidle) Transeau as new records to Bihar. The six species of Spirogyra are, however, described for the first time from the country of Nepal.



              Spirogyra
            , New species, New records, River Kosi


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Acknowledgements


The present author is grateful to Prof. A.N. KARGUPTA, for critical evaluation and identification of the materials and Head, P.G. Department of Botany, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga for providing research facilities, Dr. N. C. MAJUMDAR, Rtd. Deputy Director, Botanical Survey of India, for rendering Latin diagnosis of the new species, Mr. Savitesh Mukharjee, Illustrator and Caricature artist, Neharunagar, Bilaspur (C.G.) for computer drawings of the figures and Head, Central Department of Bio-technology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu and Vice Chancellor, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Bilaspur (C.G.) for inspiration.


Author Information


Jha Sampoornanand
Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
ankjha@yahoo.com