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A New Species of Vaucheria Epiphytic on Mangroves

  • S. M. Saifullah , M. Nizamuddin and S. Gul
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Vaucheria karachiensis sp.nov. is reported from the mangrove habitat of Karachi, Pakistan. It grows abundantly as an epiphyte on the pneumatophores of the mangrove Avicennia marina where it forms a compact mass surrounding them. It is characterized by its epiphytic habit, the presence of septa in filaments other than at the base of reproductive bodies, the very large size of its smooth antheridia and its monoecious habit.

Published Online: 2005-06-01
Published in Print: 2003-11-18

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