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Diagnostic features

Unicellular charophyte having short cylindrical cells with rounded ends. Cells may connect end to end to form filaments. There is a star-shaped chloroplast at each end of the cell.

Typical habitats

Occurs in acidic waters


Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Charophyta
Class Zygnemophyceae
Order Zygnematales
Family Mesotaeniaceae
Common name Green algae