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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiacea

Staurastrum tetracerum  Ralfs ex Ralfs

Thought to be widespread but little recorded. Found in various water bodies with varying alkalinity

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) - The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles;
Coesel & Meesters (2007 Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands

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