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Diagnostic features

Unbranched filamentous chlorophyte with cylindrical, rod-like cells. The relatively short filaments are easily broken into single cells. Each cell contains a single parietal green chloroplast.

Typical habitats

Found in both terrestrial and freshwater habitats


Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Chlorophyta
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Ulotrichales
Family Ulotrichaceae
Common name Green algae