The present communication deals with the important cyanobacterium Oscillatoria ornata var.crassa. This cyanobacterium was collected from Kadalundi (Kerala), India, which is seen in associated with mangroves. The present report of cyanobacterium is the first record on the occurrence of Oscillatoria ornata var.crassa from marine habitat of India. Detailed morphological and taxonomic descriptions are provided. This is the first report of the species Oscillatoria ornata var.crassa from marine habitat of India.
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[M. Shamina and Arun T. Ram (2014); Oscillatoria ornata Kutz. ex Gomont. var.crassa Rao, C.B. (Oscillatoriaceae): First report to India from marine habitat Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (8). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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