Batrachospermum hirosei Ratnabapathy et Kumano, a freshwater red alga new to the Philippines
Liu, Shao-LunWang, Wei-LungLiao, L. M.
One freshwater red alga, Batrachospermum hirosei Ratnabapathy et Kumano, is recorded for the first time from the Philippines. It was found to be attached on the submerged stones near the river in Palogtoc Falls, San Roque, Bulusan, Sorsogon Province. In this study, morphological and reproductive structures of B. hirosei are described in detail. We also discuss the biogeographic issue of this entity.