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Cyanophyceae associated with mangrove trees at Inhaca Island, Mozambique

S. M. F. Siva
Bothalia | Vol 21, No 2 | a874 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v21i2.874 | © 1991 S. M. F. Siva | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 October 1991 | Published: 15 October 1991

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S. M. F. Siva, Department of Botany, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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A survey of the Cyanophyceae associated with two of the five mangrove trees and their associated Bostrychieta at Inhaca Island, Mozambique, was undertaken. Sixteen taxa belonging to 12 genera were identified. Of these, six taxa were new records for Mozambique, three at generic and three at specific level. Thirteen taxa of Cyanophyceae were found growing on Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. and four on Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson.  Chamaecalyx leibleiniae (H. Reinsch)Komarek & Anagnostidis was the only Cyanophyceae to occur on both species of tree.


Bostrychietum. Cyanophyceae; epiphytes; Inhaca Island; mangrove; taxonomy


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