Licmophora is a genus of benthic diatom. It is an epiphyte, which means it must perch on another organism or object for structural stability.Typically, licmophora are distinctly triangular and form a striking fan shape around a central stalk. They are usually a yellow or brown in color, not green, despite being photosynthetic. (Guiry) They are abundant all over the world in both marine and freshwater environments. (Davidson)
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Guiry, Michael. “Worms – World Register Of Marine Species – Licmophora Abbreviata C.Agardh, 1831”. Marinespecies.org. N.p., 2005. Web. 26 May 2016.
Davidson, Michael. “Molecular Expressions: Featured Microscopist – Wim Van Egmond – Licmophora Diatoms”. Micro.magnet.fsu.edu. N.p., 2016. Web. 26 May 2016.