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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum cingulum  (West & G.S. West) G.M. Smith

West & West descibed it originally as Staurastrum paradoxum var. cingulum. Common in the lakes of the north-west and Scottish lochs

Chris Johnson

Coesel & Meesters (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
West & West (1904-23) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles