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Staurastrum pingue var. planctonicum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum pingue var. planctonicum  (Teiling) Coesel & Meersters

Better known as Staurastrum planctonicum, it has recently been reduced to a variety. Widely distributed and not uncommon in circumneutral waters, usually with plankton

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland