Book ID: 22842
Freshwater Algae, Chlorophyta, Desmids. With ecological comments on their habitats, by Hannah Croasdale & Elizabeth A.Flint. Volume 1. 1986. 5 colour-plates. 27 pls. of line-drawings. 2 coloured endpaper maps. XII,132 p. gr8vo. Cloth.
Special offer copies at reduced price. -Contents:This volume is the first of a series of three dealing with thedesmids of New Zealand and covers the Saccoderm desmids(Cylindrocystis,Mesotaenium,Netrium,Roya,Spirotaenia)and some of the Placoderm desmids(Closterium,Euastrum,Genicularia,Gonatozygon,Micrasterias,Penium,Pleurotaenium,Tetmemorus,Triploceras).The second volume will containdescriptions of Actinotaenium,Cosmarium,Cosmocladium,Spinocosmarium andXanthidium.The third volume will include what is known of Staurastrum(very abundant in New Zealand lakes),Staurodesmus,Arthrodesmus and thefilamentous genera.When possible,every desmid that has been reportedfrom New Zealand is described and illustrated by line drawings;keys havebeen devised for identifying the taxa.Pertinent information is givenabout the places(stations)where samples came from and about the biologyof the species.So little is known about the ecology of New Zealanddesmids that the most of the notes about habitats come from theliterature.