Cosmarium angulosum Brébisson 1856

Division     Charophyta
Class     Zygnematophyceae
Order     Desmidiales
Family    Desmidiaceae
SynonymCosmarium meneghinii var. angulosum (Breb.) Rabenhorst.

    Cells small measures 14–20 µm in length and 11–16 µm in width. Semicells pentagonal, roundly rectangular in shape with truncated apices or with slight depression in the mid region. Semicells elliptical in lateral and vertical view. The lateral margins straight or slightly convex and median constriction deep and linearly close isthmus 2.5–4 µm.


Thalli collected from Thengamputhur-Palkulam Lake, KottarAtchankulam Pond, Agastheeswaram Taluk; Pond near Paloor, Thamirabarani River at Pacode, Karungal- Sonanga Parai Pond, Mathicode Palam, Vilavancode Taluk.