New Record of the Genus Porphyridium purpureum from Kurdistan

  • Farhad H. Aziz Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq


The present work deals with the rare species and seldom in occurrence and distribution. It is terrestrial, freshwater unicellular red algae Porphyridium purpureum (Bory de Saint-Vincent) Drew, K.M. & Ross, R. (1965). Species and ecological information of the area are given in context. This genus is a new record to Kurdistan. This algae was observed and collected from Gali-Ali Beg Valley mountain area on rocks within Erbil province, Iraqi Kurdistan region, on the several occasions from the moist shaded area on rocks during the spring season. Information's on taxonomic status, morphological characteristic with reproduction features and habitats of this species as a new record to Kurdistan were reported.


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AZIZ, Farhad H.. New Record of the Genus Porphyridium purpureum from Kurdistan. Journal of Advanced Laboratory Research in Biology, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 54-57, apr. 2015. ISSN 0976-7614. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 may 2018.