Pediastrum spp.
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Taxonomic Group: Chlorophyte
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: N/A
Key Characteristics: Cells in flat or somewhat curved discoid cog-like colonies; peripheral cells have one, two, or no lobes or processes and usually differ in shape from those within the colony; cells in the colony are contiguous or the colony is perforate; chloroplast is parietal and has one pyrenoid
Confused With:
Toxin: None known