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Re: [APD] Common Names of Algae -and a new Aponogeton

Dave Wilson wrote:

"I have a nice little book here called "Freshwater Algae in Australia" by
Entwistle, Sonneman & Lewis, published by Sainty & Associates of Sydney.  It
has Audouinella as present here in Oz, Ankistrodesmus falcatus is listed as
cosmopolitan and occurring in every Australian state.   The authors state
that there are over 3,000 alga here in Oz.   I think they are all in my
plant ponds at various times through the year."

You have the same algae we do then. Interesting. Do you use the same common 
names we do here in the US? I just started reading Algae in Water Supplies 
by C.M. Palmer yesterday and read a common name for Vaucheria as "Green Felt 
Algae". He doesn't list many common names as they don't exist for most of 
the algae.

I bought this book used online. It was published by the US Public Health 
Service as Publication No. 657 in 1959 and reprinted in 1962. I have the 
1962 reprint. It was written to enable the operators in the public water 
supply and purification industry to identify the algae most commonly found 
in lakes, ponds, reservoirs etc. and which affect the taste and odor of the 
water, filtration ability of the water. I don't know how much of it is 
dated. I do know that the Algae Key found in a recent (1995 or so) edition 
of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater has the same 
illustrations contained in the 1962 book I have.

Here is a link to a site that has the illustrations online. The text found 
on the facing page is not included. It gives the magnification and species 
name of each of the algae illustrated. I did a Google search using the title 
of the book


Jerry Smith, Bloomingdale, NJ USA

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