Hyalotheca dissiliens var. tatrica Raciborski 1885

Division     Charophyta
Class     Zygnematophyceae
Order     Desmidiales
Family    Desmidiaceae

    Cells small, quadrangular or barrel-shaped, slightly constricted in the middle; apices broadly truncated and remain joined to adjacent cells forming a long filament; covered with thick mucilage. Chloroplast one per semi cell with a central pyrenoid. Cells 12-22 µm long and 11-20 µm broad.


Occurs as phytoplankton and it prefers circumneutral water bodies.

Distribution in India

Maharashtra; Ezhichur Lake in Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu (Maheswari and Baluswami, 2018).