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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Mesotaeniaceae

Cylindrocystis crassa  De Bary

Widespread but not common. Usually found singly in nutrient-poor habitat, often subject to drying out, such as shallow pools and vegetated wet rocks

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Brooks & Williamson (2010) A Monograph on some British Desmids
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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