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Pleurotaenium tridentulum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceaea

Pleurotaenium tridentulum  (Wolle) West

An acidophile, described by West & West (1904): "This is one of the rarest British species of the genus,..." It is found most frequently in the north and west of Scotland

West, W. & West, G.S. (1904) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 1
John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles