Pediastrum duplex

Pediastrum duplex

Pediastrum duplex is a green alga of the class Chlorophyceae. It was first described in 1829 by Meyen and is the type species of the genus Pediastrum. The species occurs in all types of water present in freshwater plankton.


Your consisting of 8 to 32 cells colonies in the form of a perforated serrated wheel. The size is very variable; the cell is 4 to 80 micrometers, the. colonies from 30 to 300 micrometers Between the cells means there are large gaps. The boundary cells are fused only at the base and cut deep. Your two lobes extend in very diverse processes. The cell membrane is either smooth, punctate or reticular has bars on.


  • Heinz Streble, Dieter Krauter: The Life in the Water. Microflora and microfauna of fresh water. A field guide. Franckh - Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-440-11966-2, page 172