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Diagnostic features

Small spherical to ovoid unicells, surrounded by a thin sheath of remnant wall material. Single parietal chloroplast containing a large pyrenoid with visible starch grains surrounding it (identical to the pyrenoid of Klebsormidium, to which it is closely related). Division without sporangia (simple division into two daughter cells).

Typical habitats

Known from clean water and soil sites


Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Charophyta
Class Klebsormidiophyceae
Order Klebsormidiales
Family Klebsormidiaceae
Common name Green algae