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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium contractum var. ellipsoideum  (Elfving) West & G.S. West

Can be quite common in the nutrient-poor lochs and lakes of the north-west

Determiner: 
Koos Meesters (first image)
Chris Johnson

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

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