Staurodesmus dickiei (Ralfs) Lillieroth 1950

Division     Charophyta
Class     Zygnematophyceae
Order     Desmidiales
Family    Desmidiaceae
Basionym     Staurastrum dickiei Ralfs
SynonymStaurodesmus convergens f. dickei (Ralfs) Thomasson; Staurastrum dickiei var. dickiei f. punctatum West; Staurodesmus dickiei var. dickiei Lillieroth

    Cells medium size, 3(4)-radiate, cells as long as broad measures 35-41 µm in length and 36-43 µm in breadth. Cells deeply constricted. Sinus closed or slightly open at proximal and widely open to distal, isthmus 6-10 μm. Semicell elliptic or semicircular with shorter or longer spine at basal angles. Spines curved downwards, 7-11μm in length. Semicells triangular with concave sides in vertical view.


Freshwater benthos and plankton prefers acidic, oligo-mesotrophic waters bodies.