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      Description of four new terrestrial diatom species from Luticola and Microcostatus genera from South Africa

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          The knowledge about terrestrial diatom assemblages in southern Africa is rather limited, despite a long history of diatom research in this area. Terrestrial habitats are places of characteristic diatom floras, dominated by species resistant to desiccation which are able to thrive in conditions of limited water availability. The presented work expands the knowledge about these unique habitats. During the study on terrestrial moss-inhabiting diatoms from Western Cape Province (South Africa), four taxa with a unique set of valve features have been found and described herein as new species, based on light and scanning electron microscopy. These new species are: Luticola microcephala M. Rybak, Peszek & Kochman-Kędziora, sp. nov., Luticola asymmetrica M. Rybak, Kochman-Kędziora & Peszek, sp. nov., Luticola terrestris Kochman-Kędziora, M. Rybak & Peszek, sp. nov. and Microcostatus meridionalis Peszek, M. Rybak & Kochman-Kędziora, sp. nov. Algal community composition had low species richness (9–15 taxa per sample) and samples were dominated by: Humidophila contenta , Nitzschia brevissima and Eunotia aff. pseudominor . The three new Luticola species formed numerous populations, exceeding 10% of the share, whereas Microcostatus meridionalis reached 5.4%. Basic morphological data of associated diatom flora together with detailed micrographs are also provided.

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                Role: ConceptualizationRole: Formal analysisRole: InvestigationRole: Writing - original draft
                Role: ConceptualizationRole: Writing - review and editing
                Role: ConceptualizationRole: InvestigationRole: Visualization
                Journal
                PhytoKeys
                PhytoKeys
                3
                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:F7FCE910-8E78-573F-9C77-7788555F8AAD
                PhytoKeys
                Pensoft Publishers
                1314-2011
                1314-2003
                2021
                14 September 2021
                : 182
                : 1-26
                Affiliations
                [1 ] University of Rzeszów, Department of Agroecology and Forest Utilization, Ćwiklińskiej 1a, 35-601, Rzeszów, Poland University of Rzeszów Rzeszów Poland
                [2 ] University of Rzeszów, Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Zelwerowicza 4, 35–601, Rzeszów, Poland University of Rzeszów Rzeszów Poland
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Mateusz Rybak ( matrybak91@ 123456gmail.com )

                Academic editor: Kalina Manoylov

                Article
                65326
                10.3897/phytokeys.181.65326
                8455506
                Mateusz Rybak, Natalia Kochman-Kędziora, Łukasz Peszek

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                Categories
                Research Article
                Bacillariaceae
                Biogeography
                Floristics & Distribution
                Taxonomy
                Cenozoic
                Africa

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