Cell body broad ellipsoidal, cylindrical, or inverted ovoid, both ends rounded,
20-32 μm long, 13-27 μm wide; cellwall thick;
covered by two layers of gelatinous sheaths; papilla broad, short, rounded at corners;
length of flagella nearly the same as that of cell body; chloroplast cup-shaped, filling whole cell;
stigma rounded, at equator or slightly anterior; nucleus centrally located; two apical contractile
vacuoles at the base of flagella.
[var. subporosa (Skuja) Ettl 1993]: Cell body larger (26-28 x 25-32 μm); inner cellwall finely porous; sexual reproduction by heterogamy (Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa 9, Chlorophyta I, 1983).
Images of collecting locality:
Rice field near Naruto-Togane carnivorous plant colony (marsh), Sanmu city (formerly Naruto town), Chiba Pref., Japan, November 5, 2006 by Y. Tsukii