Dictionary » X » Xanthidium

Xanthidium

xanthidium

(Science: botany) A genus of minute unicellular algae of the desmids. These algae have a rounded shape and are armed with glochidiate or branched aculei. Several species occur in ditches, and others are found fossil in flint or hornstone.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Xanqos = yellow.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 3,688 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link