Acta Botanica Brasilica
versão impressa ISSN 0102-3306
LEMES-DA-SILVA, Nadia Martins; BRANCO, Luis Henrique Zanini e NECCHI-JUNIOR, Orlando. New aerophytic morphospecies of Cyanobacteria from tropical forest fragments in northwestern São Paulo state, Brazil. Acta Bot. Bras. [online]. 2010, vol.24, n.4, pp. 916-923. ISSN 0102-3306. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-33062010000400006.
Algae and Cyanobacteria can colonize a wide variety of terrestrial environments and the assemblages from aerophytic habitats are very poorly known. During the survey of aerophytic algal and cyanobacterial communities in forest fragments in northwestern São Paulo state, six cyanobacteria populations could not be identified at species level and, after morphological and metrical analysis, proved to be new morphotypes to Science. Four belong to the genus Aphanothece (A. excentrica, A. coacervata, A. densa and A. vaginata), one to Phormidium (P. arboricola) and one to Hapalosiphon (H.santannae). This study presents the description, comparison and proposition of the new morphospecies and improves taxonomic knowledge of the diversity of the group.
Palavras-chave : Aerophytic Cyanobacteria; new morphospecies; seasonal semidecidous forest.