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Gamophyceae: Zygnematales: Desmidiaceae

Euastrum affine
(Greville) Ralfs

Subgenus: Entomum (Apical area deeply indented or notched)
Section: Incisa (Cell surface smooth; apical area without spiny projections)

Species: Cell body elongated ellipsoidal, 98-117-(123) μm long, 53-64-(67) μm wide, L/W=2; semicells consisting of five lobes (one terminal, four lateral); bay opening between terminal and anterior lateral lobe is deep and narrow; anterior lateral lobes smaller than posterior one; posterior lobes with slight depressions; terminal lobe laterally extended and apically flattened; semicell with 5 bulges (2 anterior, 3 posterior), 1 pore present between the anterior bulges (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
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