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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Mesotaeniaceae

Spirotaenia erythrocephala  Itzigsohn

Not uncommon in peaty pools and marginal vegetation of lochs. The specific epithet comes from the red ends to the chloroplasts

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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