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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Xanthidium bifidum  (Br√©bisson) Deflandre

Found in shallow lochs and pools in Scotland. Not thought to be scarce but possibly overlooked being rather small

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Coesel & Meesters (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles

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