FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2022 Vol.28 No.2 PP 212-216
https://doi.org/10.33451/florafauna.v28i2pp212-216
Occurrence of Genus Cosmarium in Machagora Dam, Chhindwara District Madhya Pradesh, India
*Sunamika Dhurve 1, K.W. Shah2,P. Patil3 and R. Upadhyay1
1Department of Botany
S.B.S. Govt. P.G. College,
PIPARIYA (MP) INDIA
2Department of Botany
Govt.Narmada College,
HOSHANGABAD (MP) INDIA
3Department of Botany
IEHE, BHOPAL (MP) INDIA.
*Corresponding Author : E-mail: sunamikadhurve@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
This paper presents a pioneer investigation of (Desmid) Cosmarium species with the aim of documenting, description and exploring of freshwater habitats from Machagora Dam, Chhindwara. The result of the present study reveals the presence of 11 taxa belonging to family Desmidiaceae of the class Chlorophyceae. The study area showed rich algal (Desmid) Diversity. Genus Cosmarium includes Cosmarium angulatum, Cosmarium contractum,Cosmarium crenulatum, Cosmarium cucumis, Cosmarium granatum, Cosmarium maculatiforme, Cosmarium moniliforme, Cosmarium quadratulum, Cosmariumquadratum, Cosmarium quadrum,Cosmarium trilobulatum. All of these are indicators of oligotrophic water.

KEY WORDS : Algae, Chhindwara, Cosmarium, Desmid, Freshwater, Machagora dam
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