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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium contractum var. rotundatum   Borge

Widespread, especially in the north-west. An acidophile but tolerant of mildly nutrient rich waters

Determiner: 
Koos Meesters

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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