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Phylum: Cyanobacteria   Family: Nostocaceae

Nostoc commune  Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault, 1888

Colonies start small and almost globular but soon develop in quite large colonies several centimeters across. Found in a broad range of habitats with sufficient moisture

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) - The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles

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