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Diatoms of the Cymbella sensu lato species of the two different eco-regions of the Indian Mountain Rivers

Jyoti Verma, Prakash Nautiyal, Prateek Srivastava


This paper describes Cymbella sensu lato (Cymbopleura, Delicata, Encyonema, Encyonopsis and Reimeria) species from two different ecoregions of India. In the present study, twenty-six diatom taxa belonging to the genus Cymbella sensu lato were identified. In the flora nineteen species were recorded from the Vindhya region while eleven from the Himalaya. All of them were first records for the Vindhyan rivers. Seven taxa were new records for the Himalayan river.


Central Highlands, diatoms, ecoregions, flora, India.

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