Pleurotaenium subcoronulatum (W.B.Turner) West & G.S.West 1895

Division     Charophyta
Class     Zygnematophyceae
Order     Desmidiales
Family    Desmidiaceae
Basionym     Docidium subcoronulatum W.B.Turner

    Cells large size narrow and forming chains of short filaments, usually of up to 4 cells in length. Semicell with single distinct basal swelling followed by a series of undulations and attenuated towards the poles. Apex expanded and crowned with a ring of 10-12 distinct conical tubercles. Cells measure 290–330 μm in length and 33-48 μm in breadth.


Free floating freshwater alga occurs in Lakes and Ponds.