Freshwater red algae (Rhodophyta)

Approximately 3 per cent of species in the phylum Rhodophyta are restricted to freshwater habitats such as streams and rivers.


  • mostly dried/pressed herbarium specimens
  • small number of liquid-preserved specimens
  • microscope slides

The collections include important historic specimens of freshwater red algae which are being used by visiting researchers to investigate the complex taxonomy of this group.

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