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Cosmarium subquadrans Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium subquadrans  West & G.S.West

An acidophile from moorland pools, bogs and disused peat-cuttings. Extremely rare: John et al (2011) record only one sample from Sutherland; West & West (1905) have records from Westmoreland and Ireland. The variety minus is more frequently found

West, W. & West, G.S. (1905) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 2
John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles