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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium reniforme var. compressum  Nordstedt

A depressed shape of the nominate variety occupying the same habitat requirements. However, it would appear to be less common

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Coesel & Meesters (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
West & West (1904-23) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae

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