Algal Flora in Mountain Lake, Virginia: Past and Present


Marolyn J. Parson

Additional Authors:

Bruce C. Parker


June – 1989


Algal, Flora, Mountain Lake, Virginia, Chlorophyceae, Cyanophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Dinophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Euglenphyceae, Cryptophyceae, Charophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Chloromonadophyceae

We present here a comprehensive list of 331 algal taxa (phytoplankton and littoral) reported from Mountain Lake since 1930. The total derived from 11 earlier investigations, Jervis, and our continuous 33-month (1985-87) study includes Chlorophyceae (54%), Cyanophyceae (13.8%), Bacillariophyceae (7.5%), Dinophyceae (7.0%), Chrysophyceae (6.0%), Euglenophyceae (4.9%), Cryptophyceae (4.0%), Charophyceae (1.5%), Xanthophyceae (1.0%), and Chloromonadophyceae (0.3%).