Actinotaenium cucurbitinum (Bisset) Teiling 1954

Division     Charophyta
Class     Zygnematophyceae
Order     Desmidiales
Family    Desmidiaceae
Basionym     Penium cucurbitinum Bisset
SynonymPenium cucurbitinum Bisset; Cosmarium cucurbitinum (Bisset) Lütkemüller; Cosmarium cucurbitinum f. minus (West & G.S.West) J.Sampaio; Actinotaenium cucurbitinum var. subpolymorphum (Nordstedt) Teiling

    Cells subcylindrical, more than 2.5 times longer than broad, cells measures 59-84 µm in length and 24-35 µm in breadth. Cells with broadly rounded apices, cells slightly tapering towards ends, cells show shallow constriction at the median, isthmus 21-28 µm. Cell wall sparsely punctate, circular in vertical view.


Freshwater alga prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline waters bodies.

Distribution in India

Madhya Pradesh