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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium sportella  Brébisson ex Kützing

An Atlantic distribution with a wide pH tolerance. Most commonly found with mosses on dripping rocks, but also with plankton

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles
West & West (1904-23) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae

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