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Gamophyceae: Zygnematales: Desmidiaceae

Euastrum gemmatum
Brébisson var. gemmatum

Euastrum Genus: Variable in shape and in size; mostly longer than wide; strong constriction at center; semicell pyramid-shaped, apically flattened with indentation (or notch, some species lack this notch); laterally straight or wavy or indented; one chloroplast in each semicell; one pyrenoid for each chloroplast (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Subgenus: Atomum (Apical area slightly depressed)
Section: Retusa (Cell body large; granulated dome(s) at the center of each semicell)

Similar species -- >> E. platycerum; E. egregium;

Euastrum gemmatum, cell body 55 μm long, 44 μm wide, isthmus μm wide, x 400, x 640, Uruguay, November 1999, photo by Yuuji Tsukii
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