Ochlochaete hystrix Thwaites
The species Ochlochaete hystrix belongs to:
Photos of Ochlochaete hystrix (2):
1 of 2: Habit
Note: The species grow as microscopic pseudoparenchymatic discs on other algae or hard substratum. It can also grow as branched prostrate filaments. Cells have a parietal chloroplast with 1(-3) pyrenoids. Long, normally straight hairs (ochlochaete hairs) form from vegetative cells.
2 of 2: Habit
Note: A relatively small individual forming a disc. Cells with a parietal chloroplast and pyrenoids are seen.