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Staurastrum spongiosum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum spongiosum  Br√©bisson ex Ralfs

Widespread in acidic habitats such as moorland pools and disused peat-cuttings, but not common

References: 
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
West, W., West, G.S. & Carter, N. (1923) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 5

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