Staurodesmus corniculatus (P.Lundell) Teiling 1967

Division     Charophyta
Class     Zygnematophyceae
Order     Desmidiales
Family    Desmidiaceae
Basionym     Staurastrum corniculatum P.Lundell
SynonymStaurodesmus leptodermus var. corniculatus (P.Lundell) Thomasson

    Cells tri radiate, as long as broad or somewhat longer than broad, cells deeply constricted. Sinus widely open, apex acute. Cells measure 20-45 µm in length, 20-35 µm in breadth, 13-17 µm broad at isthmus. semi cells cuneate with smooth wall; chloroplast axile, one per semi cell with a central pyrenoid.


Occurs as benthos and tychoplankton and it prefers acidic, oligotrophic water bodies

Distribution in India

Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.