Glaucocystis nostochinearum Itzigsohn 1866

Division     Glaucophyta
Class     Glaucophyceae
Order     Glaucophyceae
Family    Glaucocystaceae
SynonymGlaucocystis geitleri Pringsheim

    Unicellular blue-green alga, cell ellipsoid in shape, 4-8 cells enclosed in old mother cell wall forming pseudocolony due to autospore formation. Cells measure 18-25 μm in length and 12-16 μm in breadth. Cell wall thick, cells contains chromatophores or cyanelles radiating from the center towards periphery


Free floating alga occurs in Lakes and Ponds.