Tabellaria flocculosa(Roth) Kutz.




Collection 804

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(Roth) Kutzing, Bacill., p. 127, pl. 17, fig. 21. 1844. (Stoermer and Yang 1969).

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  • 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).

  • Synonyms
    Conferva flocculosa Roth, Catalecta Bot., Fasc. 1, p. 192 pl. 4,; pl. 5, fig. 6. 1798.

  • Ecology
    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).

    Size ranges and morphology

  • Length is approximately 80-130 micrometers  (Patrick and Reimer 1966).
  • Striae range is 14-18 per 10 micrometer (Patrick and Reimer 1966).