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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Xanthidium cristatum  Br√©bisson ex Ralfs

The British distribution is biased towards the north-west where it is found in the plankton of lochs but also upland pools

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Coesel & Meesters (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
West & West (1904-23) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles

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