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Typification of two species of Luticola (Bacillariophyta) from aerophilic habitats of the Western Ghats, India

ADITI KALE, ZLATKO LEVKOV, BALASUBRAMANIAN KARTHICK

Abstract


This paper addresses the typification of two Navicula Bory species described by H.P. Gandhi along with a transfer to the genus Luticola D.G.Mann. The species described are Luticola jogensis comb. nov., stat. nov. and Luticola gandhii comb. nov., nom. nov., stat. nov. Both species were encountered in similar aerophilic habitats from the Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot from the Indian subcontinent. Light and electron microscopy observations and notes on distribution for both taxa, are presented.


Keywords


H.P. Gandhi, Luticola, Mahabaleshwar, Semi-aquatic, Wet wall, Algae

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.298.1.3

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand