Description: Blue green algae Scytoemataceae
appearance: cylindrical, untapered, unbranched filaments of auniseriate cells, but with false branching of the firmly sheathed filaments. It has heterocysts
Growth: apical never in place of heteroctysts. Cells divide and break sheath and grow longer.
reproduction may be by simple fragmentation of the tirchomes or filaments, or by hormogonia production.
- page 58-E. DALE LAWSON MARINE BOTANY AN INTRODUCTION, Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum , Published by: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc, Published: 1966
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