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Acanthocystis takahashii
From Siemensma, 1991 – after photomicrographs of Dürrschmidt, 1987

Acanthocystis cornuta Dürrschmidt, 1987

Diagnosis: Periplast 15-20 µm in diameter. Protoplast unknown. Radiärspicula 3.2-4.4 µm long. Shaft 0.1 μm thick, cylindrical, hollow. Apex bifurcated, each tip, approx. 1 µm long, on the inside with 2-4 sharp teeth, smooth outside. Central round basal disc, 0.5 µm on average. Tangential scales 2.3-3 x 1.5-1.9 µm, elliptical with narrow peripheral bar, with axial thickening and weakly developed radial gaps. This species resembles A.pectinata, A. bicornis, and A. radiosa by light microscopy.

Distribution: Swamp forest. Chile, New Zealand, Canada.

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