Genus: Solitary or colonial; individuals with vase-like, hyaline, but sometimes, yellowish cellulose
lorica, drawn out at its base;
one to two lateral chromatophores (chloroplasts); usually with a stigma;
in colonial forms daughter individuals remains attached to the
inner margin of aperture of parent loricas and there secrete new loricas; (Kudo, 1966).
Images of collecting locality:
Oze-shokubutu-kenkyu-mihonen, Oze-ga-hara (Oze marsh), Katashina village, Gunma Pref., Japan, June 29, 2006 by Y. Tsukii