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Charophytes of the Sultanate of Oman, Southern Arabia

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Seven species of charophytes including six new records to Oman and four new records to the Arabian Peninsula have been reported. These are: Chara contraria, Chara denudata, Chara fibrosa, Chara vulgaris, Chara zeylanica, and its var. diaphana f. oerstediana, Lamprothamnium succinctum and Nitella mucronata. Detailed description of each taxon with photomicrographs is given. The most common species is C. zeylanica and the frequency of occurrence in descending order is C. zeylanica > C. denudata = C. fibrosa > C. contraria = C. vulgaris > L. succinctum = N. mucronata. Some aspects of the ecology of Oman charophytes are described and discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2003

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  • Nova Hedwigia is an international journal publishing original, peer-reviewed papers on current issues of taxonomy, morphology, ultrastructure and ecology of all groups of cryptogamic plants, including cyanophytes/cyanobacteria and fungi. The half-tone plates in Nova Hedwigia are known for their high quality, which makes them especially suitable for the reproduction of photomicrographs and scanning and transmission electron micrographs.
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