Euastrum intermedium CLEVE
The celles are almost two times longer than wide. The cell sides are loboid broadly rounded. The vertex lobes are protruding clearly, broadened on the ends and with a cut in the middle. In the center of the cell halves there are pairs of bumps which are covered with small warts. The central cuts are far opened towards the periphery.
Dimension: Length 70 – 80 µm, width 35 – 45 µm
Ecology: Acidophilic alga, rather rare in shallow waters between sphagnum.
Occurrence: Ubiquitous, prefers boreal areas (mountains), rather rare in Central Europe.
Image copyright: Prof. Rupert Lenzenweger, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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