J Syst Evol ›› 1994, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (3): 275-280.

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Two New Species of the Genus Batrachospermum (Rhodophyta) in China

Shi Zhi-xin   

  • Published:1994-05-18

Abstract: This paper describes two new species of freshwater red algae, Batrachospermum Roth. They belong to the section Contorta on the basis of their morphological characters. B. curvatum, collected from Hubei Province, is similar to B. tortuosum Kumano, but differs from the latter in shape of whorls, terminal hairs and trichogyne. B. torsivum, collected from Jiangxi Province, resembles B. hirosei Ratnasabapathy et Kumano, but differs from the latter in shape and size of whorls, axial cells, cells of the nodal and internodal filaments, carpogonial branches and trichogyne.

Key words: Batrachospermum curvatum, B. torsivum, Rhodophyta