Staurodesmus depressus (Woloszynska) Coesel et Meesters 2013

Division     Charophyta
Class     Zygnematophyceae
Order     Desmidiales
Family    Desmidiaceae
Basionym     Arthrodesmus convergens var. depressum Woloszynska

    Cells medium size, 2 radiate, cells broader than long or slightly as long as broad measures 36-43 µm in length and 41-48 µm breadth. Cells deeply constricted, sinus broadly open outside, isthmus 10-13 µm. Semicells broadly cuneate to sub-cuneate with slightly convex basal angles and apical angles ending with stout, downwards projected spine, 14-20 µm length. Semicells ellipsoid in vertical view.


Tychoplankton of acidic, oligotrophic waters bodies.