The Genera Calothrix Agardh ex Bornet et Flahault, Gloeotrichia J. Agardh ex Bornet et Flahault and Rivularia (Roth) C. Agardh ex Bornet et Flahault (Cyanoprokaryota: Nostocales) in West Bengal, India
Sikdar Jayanta*, Keshri Jai Prakash**
Phycology Section, UGC Centre for Advanced Study (Phase-II), Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan, 713104, West Bengal, India
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West Bengal has much suitable habitat for heterocystous Cyanoprokaryota but the work done in this state is insufficient. Therefore, area wise and group wise floristic work has been un-dertaken. In this communication three genera namely Calothrix, Gloeotrichia and Rivularia from Hooghly district have been presented. Calothrix is represented by 6 species, Gloeotrichia by 4 species and Rivularia by one species. Of these five species of Calothrix and one species of Gloe-otrichia are new records for algal flora of West Bengal.