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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Pleurotaenium ehrenbergii   (Ralfs) De Bary

Widespread in mainly acidic conditions especially with Sphagnum and peaty substrates

Determiner: 
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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