It has been demonstrated by others that the study of algae of Indiana in general has been neglected. In 1929 in an introduction to a classified check list of the algae of Indiana, Dr. C. M. Palmer (5) remarked, "Few papers have been published giving the names of the algae of Indiana." Also in 1932 after giving a phycological history of Indiana, Dr. B. H. Smith (7) observed, "This review of literature shows very clearly the meager amount of work which has been done on the algae in the state since the beginning fifty-five years ago." These statements are especially true of the Characeae, during the study of which group Dr. B. W. Everman and H. W. Clark (3) noted, "Indeed there have been so few workers in the field and relatively little material collected over the country generally that classification is exceedingly difficult." This statement was made almost twenty-five years ago, but the same condition still exists.