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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum oxyacanthum  W. Archer

Found in marginal vegegation of lochs and moorland pools, also bogs. Quite a rare species in Britain with most records coming from the west

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
West & West (1904-23) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae

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