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Micrasterias thomasiana var. notata Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Micrasterias thomasiana var. notata  (Nordstedt) Gr

Widely distributed in the north-west of Scotland but not common. An acidophile of disused peat cuttings and moorland pools

References: 
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. editors (2014) Algae of Ukraine, Volume 4: Charophyta

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