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Prescott, G.W., 1979

How To Know the Freshwater Algae

Although the book is about American algae, most genera and species are widely dispersed so it is still of use in our area.

The major part of the book consists of a long dichotomous key (going up to couplet 719 - is this a record?) with a discussion of each genus as it keys out. The index includes a pictorial glossary.

The 1954 edition is downloadable from

Publisher Wm C. Brown Company Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Pages 293
ISBN 0 697 0754-7
Edition Third
Web site
Coverage Genera and species in the United States.
Illustrations Line drawings accompany the text.
Difficulty Varied. Generally, the more complicated the alga, the easier to identify.

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