Torularia atra (Hudson) M.J.Wynne, comb. nov
Torularia atra, thallus.
 
 
Torularia atra, althoughh this alga appears green, it is a rhodophyte..
 
Torularia atra, crop of the above image; focus plane on the "knots"
 
Torularia atra, part of the thallus; different focus planes. Upper image: focus plane on the outer cells; lower image: optical longitudinal transect.
 
Torularia atra, slightly compressed thallus, showing the epibiontic diatom Cocconeis cf pediculus
 
Torularia atra, is densely covered by epibionts like diatoms or green algae (Monoraphidium sp.).
 
Torularia atra, the chlorophyte Oedogonium sp. as epibiont on Torularia. At the top of the green alge are some diatoms, which in turn are colonised by bacteria.
 
 
 
 
Location (1); (2): Wupper bei Müngstener Brücke;
 
Habitat (1); (2): benthic in lotic water, growing on stones and roots of littoral plants.
 
Date : 18.07.2022 (1); 03.08.2022 (2)
 
 
 
 
 
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