ALGAL VEGETATION OF RESERVOIRS OF GANJAM, ODISHA, INDIAPratyush Kumar Karjee, Rabindra Nayak, Biswajita Pradhan, Akshaya Kumar Behera, Sudhamayee Parida and Mrutyunjay Jena
The current study focuses on the diversity of algae in the six reservoirs of Ganjam District, Odisha. This investigation was conducted in January 2020-December 2021. In total, 31 algal species have been identified, including 4 species of Cyanobacteria, 3 species of Euglenophyta, 14 species of Bacillariophyta, 4 species of Chlorophyta, 5 species of Charophyta, and 1 species of Ochrophyta. On the other hand, 19 species are for the first time recorded from Ganjam, while 8 species are recorded for the first time from Odisha, i.e. namely Komvophoron constrictum (Szafer) Anagnostidis and KomÃ¡rek, Cymbella lanceolata C. Agardh, Encyonopsisc zarneckii Bahls, Nitzschia reversa W.Smith, Desmodesmus brasiliensis (Bohlin) E. Hegewald, Cosmarium formosulum Hoff, Euastrum spinulosum var. burmense (West and G.S.West) Willi Krieger, and Centritractus belenophorus var. skujae Kiriakov.