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Cosmarium ralfsii var. montanum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium ralfsii var. montanum  Raciborski

Widespread in acidic conditions but not particularly common. This variety is mainly distinguished by the open sinuses; it can also have produced basal angles but this feature in not always apparent

References: 
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
West, W. & West, G.S. (1905) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 2

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