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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Actinotaenium riethii  Štastný & Kouwets

Only described in 2012 but thought to be masquerading under different names in past decades. A species of shallow pools and man-made receptacles that periodically dry out

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson
Confirmed by Koos Meesters

References: 
Štastný & Kouwets (2012) New and remarkable desmids (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta) from Europe: taxonomical notes based on LM and SEM observations. Fottea 12(2): 293-313

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