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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.219 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v15.i4.40
pages 355-377

Occurrence of Spatoglossum Kutz. (Phaeophycota) at the Coast of Pakistan

A. Abbas
Department of Botany, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi-75300, Pakistan
M. Shameel
Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan


Five species of Spatoglossum were collected from the coastal areas of Karachi (Pakistan) during March 2007 and May 2010. They were investigated in detail for their morphology, anatomy and reproduction. Anatomically their thalli were studied in detail for the first time. Two newly reported species from the coast of Pakistan have also been described taxonomically.