Pseudopedinella cf. pyriformis N. Carter 1937

A = A living cell (PC); B = A living cell in "transverse section" (BF); C&D = Cells in Lugol (BF). (arrows=contractile trailing stalks, arrowheads=pyrenoids)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: length 5-8 µm, width 3-9 µm

Resting spore:

Note: See taxonomic discussion in Zimmermann et al.(1984)

Distinctive features:

Similar species: Pseudopedinella elastica


Carter, N. 1937. New or interesting algae from brackish water. Arch. Protistenk. 90: 1-68.

Zimmermann, B., Moestrup, Ø. & Hällfors, G. 1984. Chrysophyte or heliozoon: Ultrastructural studies on a cultured species of Pseudopedinella (Pedinellales ord. nov.) with comments on species taxonomy. Protistologica. 20: 591-612.

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