No Common Name Coelastrum cambricum W.Archer    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Chlorophyta   >   Class Chlorophyceae   >   Order Sphaeropleales   >   Family Scenedesmaceae   >   Genus Coelastrum   

Status:

This is a microscopic, colonial green alga.

Description:

Coelastrum cambricum is a microscopic, coenobioid green alga. The colonies form from a single cell and are always found in a coenobium, although the number of cells in the coenobium can vary. The large processes of Coelastrum cambricum differentiate it from other species of Coelastrum.

Where to find:

Coelastrum cambricum can be found in lentic freshwater habitats throughout Maryland. It is often a minor component of rich algal communities in mesotrophic waters but may be a dominant species in nutrient-enriched habitats.

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Coelastrum cambricum in Charles Co., Maryland (1/22/2021). (c) johnbotany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)


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