Flora of New Zealand Desmids Volume II

H Croasdale & E A Flint

Continues from Volume I, with descriptions of 267 taxa belonging to Actinotaenium, Cosmarium, Cosmocladium and Xanthidium. Keys for identifying the species, an annotated list of habitats, ecological comments, literature references, biographical notes on four eminent desmidiologists, and photographs of 16 habitats are included.

The Desmids series is a subset of the Flora of New Zealand series, and covers the large, well-defined group of freshwater and essentially unicellular plants, belonging to the green algae. "...should be in the library of every institution that employs desmid taxonomists and of every organisation that has responsibilities for water quality and the conservation of freshwater habitats." Carolyn W. Burns - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, reviewing Desmids Volume II.


Product information

Author: H Croasdale & E A Flint
ISBN: 978-0-47-702530-0
Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press
Publication date: 1988
Pages: 212
Format: Hardback