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Chlorophyceae: Tetrasporales: Tetrasporaceae

Apiocystis brauniana
Nägeli var. brauniana

Apiocystis Genus: Colonies pear-shaped or irregular bulbous in a gelatinous matrix; epiphytic on other algae by a narrowed stalk of the colony; cells evenly scattered at the periphery of the gel, each bearing a pair of long pseudocilia emerging outward (Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae, vol. 3, 1985). Colonies small, ovoid in shape, attached to other substrates at one end (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: cell body spherical, 6-8 μm in diam.; a single chloroplast cup-shaped with a pyrenoid (Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae, vol. 3, 1985).

Apiocystis brauniana Nägeli var. brauniana, cell body nearly spherical, 8-10 μm in diam., a single large pyrenoid present at posterior half of the cell body, x 640, waterfield near Akaiyaji-shoya-shokubutu-gunraku (Akai wetland), Aizuwakamatsu city, Fukushima Pref., Japan, May 4, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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