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Staurastrum dispar Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum dispar  Br√©bisson

An acidophile of moorland pools and disused peat-cuttings. Distribution vague but would appear to be uncommon

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

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