Chamaesiphon stratosus

Jr, Watson Arantes Gama, Iv, Haywood Dail Laughinghouse & Sant’Anna, Célia Leite, 2014, How diverse are coccoid cyanobacteria? A case study of terrestrial habitats from the Atlantic Rainforest (São Paulo, Brazil), Phytotaxa 178 (2), pp. 61-97 : 89

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Chamaesiphon stratosus


Chamaesiphon stratosus Sant’Anna, Gama-Jr., Azevedo & Komárek (2011c: 26) ( Figs. 14A–14B View FIGURES 14 ).

Colonies shrub-like, fan-shaped. Cells club-shaped, rounded at both ends, organized in one layer or at most two, 9.3– 20.6(26.8) × 2.3–4(6.5) μm. Sheath U-shaped, distinct, colorless to intensely yellowish-green or brownish, slightly lamellate and frayed when old. Exocytes 1.5–2.6 μm diam., singularly liberated or forming variable number of rows and layers. Cell content brownish or olive-green, slightly granular.

Habitat: —Rocks near a river splash zone.

Studied material: — BRAZIL. São Paulo: Campos do Jordão, Horto Florestal , 22° 41’ 26.3” S, 45° 28’ 51.4” W, 8 November 2002, C.L. Sant’Anna, M. T.P. Azevedo & J. Komárek ( SP 400963 View Materials ) GoogleMaps .


Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics