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Staurastrum hibernicum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum hibernicum  West

Status for the Outer Hebrides uncertain but thought to be rare. West & West (1912) as Staurastrum orbiculare var. hibernicum note: "This is the largest form of St. orbiculare and is principally characterized by the more pronounced basal angles of the semicells and the flattened apices." Since elevated to species level

References: 
West, W. & West, G.S. (1912) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 4
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus

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