Order & Family: Filamentous algae; cell division occurs near septum and adds "apical cap" (folded structure near the septum) ; cell body cylindrical, laterally straight or wavy or swell at one end of the cell body ("capitellate") in some species; chloroplasts reticulated with many pyrenoids; asexual reproduction by zoospore; sexual reproduction by fertilization by egg and sperm; monoecious or dioecious.
Genus: linear filament without branching (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Similar Genus ->> Oedocladium
Cell body laterally swelled at one end
169 x 31 μm
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