Nephrocytium agardhianum Nägeli 1849

Division     Chlorophyta
Class     Trebouxiophyceae
Order     Chlorellales
Family    Oocystaceae
SynonymNephrocytium naegelii Grunow

    Colonies oblong or slightly rounded in shape consists of 4, 8, or rarely 1, 2, or 16 cells enclosed by a gelatinous envelope. Cells arranged somewhat spirally in young and irregularly in old colonies. Cells more or less reniform with rounded ends. Colonies 35-50 μm in diameter and cells measure 12-24 μm in length and 7-16 μm in breadth. Chloroplast single, parietal with single pyrenoid.


Free floating freshwater alga occurs in Lakes and Ponds.