Actinotaenium mooreanum (W.Archer) Teiling 1954

Division     Charophyta
Class     Zygnematophyceae
Order     Desmidiales
Family    Desmidiaceae
Basionym     Penium mooreanum W.Archer
SynonymCosmarium mooreanum (W.Archer) Lütekmuller

    Cells oblong to broadly elliptical in shape; cells measure 78-90 µm in length and 50-60 µm in breadth. Cells very shallowly constricted at the center, sinus very small, isthmus 77-86 µm in breadth. Semicells semicircular with broad base, convex lateral margins and apices slightly truncate or rounded. Semicells puncated and circular in vertical view.


Freshwater alga occurs in Ponds and Lakes.

Distribution in India

Tamil Nadu