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Observations on Nostochopsis lobata (Cyanoprokaryota; Nostocales; Nostochopsidaceae) in Eastern India


Nostochopsis Wood ex Bornet et Flahault is an uncommon genus with a tropical/pantropical in distribution. The present paper deals first report of N. lobata Wood ex Bornet et Flahault 1886 from Dooars region of West Bengal along with its detailed morphology and an illustration. Observation on various types of heterocysts in its natural form and their importance in context to the edible value have also been highlighted.


Distribution, Dooars, Eastern Himalayas, New Record, Nostochopsis lobata.


Author Biography

Jai Prakash Keshri

Pofessor in Botany

CAS in Botany
The University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan
West Bengal, India


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