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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum laevispinum  Bisset

A rare species belonging to the Arctic-alpine regions. Found in plankton and the benthic layer of shallow pools

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Coesel & Meesters (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
West & West (1904-23) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae

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