Netrium naegelii (Brébisson & Archer) West in West & West 1904

Division     Charophyta
Class     Zygnematophyceae
Order     Zygnematales
Family    Mesotaeniaceae
Basionym     Penium naegelii Brébisson and Archer
SynonymNetrium digitus var. naegelii (Brébisson & Archer) Willi Krieger

    Cells larger in size, cells oblong to lanceolate with broadly truncately rounded apices, 3-5.5 times longer than broad. Lobes usually bent alternately as left and right side of the cells. Cell measures 100-280 μm in length and 40-110 μm in breadth. Cell consists of two Chloroplasts with longitudinal ridges.


Occurs in oligo-mesotrophic water bodies and commonly observed in acidic habitats.