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Gamophyceae: Zygnematales: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum subaciculiferum

Staurastrum Genus: Cell body short, radiate in shape; apical view of the cell, triangular, polygonal, ellipsoidal or spindle-shaped; zygospores formed outside of mother cells (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977)
Subgenus: lacks arm-like projections (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977)


Staurastrum subaciculiferum Hirano, cell body 25 μm long, 23 μm wide (exculding spiny projections 4 μm), L/W=1.1, isthmus 8 μm wide, x 640, Ukishima marsh (or bog), Tsugaike highland (Tsugaike Natural Park), Otari village, Nagano Pref., Japan, August 11, 2006 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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