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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Closteriaceae

Closterium calosporum var. brasiliense   Børgese

Distribution uncertain but appears to be quite common in oligotrophic and mesotrophic lochs

Chris Johnson

Coesel & Meesters (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles
Brooks & Williamson (2010) A Monograph on some British Desmids