This taxon does not have a central area but it swells outward in shape. It usually has more than four septa and they aren't straight. There are rudimentary septa and the valve is asymmetrical. This taxon has a narrow pseudoraphe.(Patrick and Reimer 1966)(Koppen. 1975).
Conferva flocculosa Roth, Catalecta Bot., Fasc. 1, p. 192 pl. 4,; pl. 5, fig. 6. 1798.
This taxon has a pH range of 4.2-9.0 and it prefers mesotrophic to dystrphic water. It likes limnobiontic currents and ponds. It is an alpha-mesosaprobic to saproxenous saprobien.(Lowe 1974).