Acanthocystis spinosa
from Cavalier-Smith and Van der Heyden, 2007

Acanthocystis spinosa Cavalier-Smith and von der Heyden, 2007

Diagnosis: cell size 25 µm. Radial scales (4-17 µm) numerous (unlike spinifera), cylindrical, typically strongly kinked or curved (unlike spinifera) about a quarter to one third of the way from the basal disc on which they are centrally placed, with three apical teeth. Tangential plate scales (11-13 µm) squat ovals with a slightly elongated central areola radically different from the much more elongated bilobed non-areolate ones of A. spinifera. Differs from clavata in the squatter plate scales and almost nontapering apically truncated and kinked radial scales.
Type location: Windlesham Arboretum, UK.

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