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Diagnostic features

Small unicellular desmid with an hourglass-shaped cell (divided into two semi-cells by an isthmus or constriction in its center). There are straight or slightly curved spines at each corner.

Typical habitats

We have few records


Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Charophyta
Class Zygnemophyceae
Order Desmidiales
Family Desmidiaceae
Common name Green algae