Additions to the six taxa of the genus Cosmarium (Desmidiaceae, Charophyta) in Korea

  • Lee, Ok-Min
  • Received : 2015.10.12
  • Accepted : 2015.11.03
  • Published : 2015.11.28


The samples were collected at lowland swamps, reservoirs, mountainous wetlands, and sphagnum bogs from 2012 to 2014. The followings were newly recorded in Korea: two species, three varieties, and one form, including six taxa of the genus Cosmarium. The newly recorded Korean species were Cosmarium bioculatum var. hians, C. bireme, C. pseudobiremum, C. nitidulum var. pseudorectangulare, C. trilobulatum f. retusum, and C. trilobulatum var. depressum. The flora of the genus Cosmarium contains 303 taxa in total in Korea. The specimens were cultured and deposited on the algal culture collection of Kyonggi University (ACKU) and National Institute of Botanical Resources (NIBR).


flora;freshwater algae;genus Cosmarium;newly recorded species of Korea


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