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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Micrasterias crux-melitensis  Ralfs

Widespread but not particularly common in the British isles. Found in bogs and peaty pools, also loch-margins with vegetation

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Brooks & Williamson (2010) A Monograph on some British Desmids
Coesel & Meesters (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
West & West (1904-23) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae

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