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Staurodesmus dejectus var. apiculatus Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurodesmus dejectus var. apiculatus  (Br√©bisson) Croasdale

Not uncommon in moorland pools and ditches. West, West & Carter (1923), as Staurastrum apiculatum, describe it as 'general, but scarce' for Scotland

West, W., West, G.S. & Carter, N. (1923) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 5
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland