Check List 11(4): e19321, doi: 10.15560/11.4.1722
First record of Pithophora oedogonia (Montagne) Wittrock (Pithophoraceae) in the Upper Paraná River floodplain, Brazil
expand article infoVanessa Majewski Algarte, Bárbara Dunck§, Andressa Bichoff§, Liliana Rodrigues§
‡ Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil
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Pithophora is the only genus recorded of the Pithophoraceae family in Brazil. Pithophora specimens were found close to banks of Hydrilla verticillata (L.F.) Royle in the Upper Paraná River floodplain. The specimens showed intercalary akinetes isospores in the same individual and morphologic similarities with Pithophora oedogonia reported in previous studies. This species constitutes a new citation for the Upper Paraná River floodplain and the third report for Brazil.
biogeography; Cladophorales; freshwater flood pulse; subtropical; taxonomy