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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Xanthidium smithii   W. Archer 1860

A rare species generally, prefering acidic conditions. Well suited the the lochs of north and west Scotland where it is most frequent

Chris Johnson

Coesel & Meesters (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles