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Gamophyceae: Desmidales: Desmidiaceae
(Charophyceae: Zygnematales: Desmidiaceae)

Desmidium swartzii
var. quadrangulatum (Ralfs) Roy & Bisset

Desmidium swartzii Genus: Cell body short, with a deep constriction at the center, apical view fusiform or radially symmetrical; cell apexes without spiny projections; intermediate zone or folded structure appeared during cell division; zygospores remain within their mother cells (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: Cell body constricted in the middle, sinus narrow-linear part but acutely open outward, 11-22 μm long, 24-39 μm wide, L/W=2, constriction 21-28 μm wide; vertical view of cells triangular, sides straight, angles rounded; apex broad, with a short connecting process at each apical angle, excavated in the middle and forming a oblong hollow cavity between the adjacent cells; semicells transversely subrectangular, lateral margins obliquely truncate; filaments twisted (Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae, vol. 1, 1984).

Desmidium swartzii var. quadrangulatum (Ralfs) Roy & Bisset, cell body 20 μm long, 40-55 μm wide, x 640, Naruto town, Chiba Pref., Japan, September 2003 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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