Algae. 2009; 24(2): 61-66.
Two Species of Batrachospermum from Orissa State, Eastern India
Sachitra Kumar Ratha and Siba Prasad Adhikary*
P.G. Department of Botany, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar 751004, Orissa, India
Two species of Batrachospermum, B. longiarticulatum Necchi and B. vagum (Roth) C. Agardh are reported from fast running streams of Orissa state, in eastern India. B. longiarticulatum, previously known only from Brazil is a new record for India. This brings the number of Batrachospermum species known from India to 14.
Keywords : Batrachospermum longiarticulatum, B. vagum, India, Rhodophyta