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Staurastrum longispinum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceaea

Staurastrum longispinum  (Bailey) W. Archer

Not uncommon in the north-west of Britain in acidic planktonic waters

References: 
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland

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