Algae of the Wanstead area

Lack of expertise means that the tables below only represents of some of the species that are present, and in some cases uncertainty is indicated by brackets and a question mark.

Below is a list of Algae, presented in alphabetical order. A photograph (where available) of a specimen found somewhere in the area may be viewed by clicking on the scientific name.

Algae

Species Common Name Location
Achnanthes sp. Diatom Alexandra Lake 08/01/2018
Achnanthes sp. Diatom Alexandra Lake 08/01/2018
Ankistrodesmus gracilis (poss.) Colonial alga Perch Pond 18/04/2018
Cladophora sp. Green alga Capel Road garden 09/11/2015
Closterium sp. Desmid Alexandra Lake 08/01/2018
Coelastrum sp. Colonial alga Capel Road garden pond, 09/04/2018
Cosmarium sp. Desmid Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Cylindrocapsa (?) Green alga Capel Road garden pond 18/12/2017
Cymatopleura sp. Desmid Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Cymbella sp. Diatom Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Desmidium sp. Desmid Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Diatom Diatom Alexandra Lake 08/01/2018
Diatom Diatom Capel Road garden 01/12/2015
Enteromorpha sp. Gut Weed Wanstead Flats, Jubilee Pond 13/07/2011; Wanstead Park, Heronry Pond
Eudorina sp. Colonial alga Perch Pond, Wanstead Park, 18/04/2018
Euglena sp. Euglena Flagellate Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Euglena sp. Euglena Flagellate Capel Road garden, 29/03/2018
Gonium sp. Colonial alga Perch Pond, Wanstead Park, 18/04/2018
Gymnodinium sp. ? Flagellate Capel Road garden pond 27/12/2017
Navicula sp. Diatom Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Nitzschia sp. Diatom Capel Road garden 29/11/2015
Pediastrum sp. Green Algae Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Peridinium sp. Flagellate Capel Road garden 19/11/2015
Phacus sp. Euglena Flagellate Alexandra Lake 08/01/2018
Scenedesmus sp. Green Algae Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Scenedesmus sp. Green Algae Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Spirogyra sp. Green Algae Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Staurastrum (natator?) Desmid Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Staurastrum sp. Desmid Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Trachelomonas sp. Euglena Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Trentepohlia aurea Green Algae Bush Wood 07/11/2007
Trentopohlia (abietina?) Green Algae St. Mary's churchyard, Wanstead 07/02/2016
Ulothrix sp. Green Algae Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Ulotrichales (Order) Green Algae Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Uroglena sp. Colonial Algae Harpenden Road garden pond 01/01/2018
Volvox Volvox Capel Road garden 17/12/2017

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