Master's Theses

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Date of Award

Spring 1967

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




G. W. Tomanek


The purpose of this study was to classify and describe some of the algae of Edwards County, Kansas. Collections were made along the Arkansas River, Big and Little Coon Creeks, Rattlesnake Creek, as well as from farm ponds and roadside ditches. Taxonomic descriptions of 36 species are given. Included are pen and ink drawings of typical organisms of each identified species. Classification and organization of the algae is according to Smith (1950). Eight new species for Kansas were identified: Gonium pectorale, Closteriopsis longissima, Tetraedron regulare, T. muticum, Scendesmus arcuatus, Zygnema mirandum, Closterium leibleinii and Nephrocytium agardanium. A new variety of Euastrum verrucossum, variety alatum was also identified.


Copyright 1967 Charles R. Sites


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