Anabaenopsis / Anabaena

General Description

  • Easily confused with Anabaena, "Anabaena-like"
  • Short and filamentous, solitary, free-floating trichomes
  • Presence of heterocysts and akinetes
  • Heterocytes typically located at the terminal end of the filaments
  • Color varieties include blue-green, colorless, and/ or very pale bluish-green
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