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Micrasterias truncata var. crenata Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Micrasterias truncata var. crenata  (Br√©bisson ex Ralfs) J.A. Cushman

This variety differs little from the type being slightly reduced in size and lacking lobe ornamentation. Because of possible confusion with the type the status is uncertain. Found in peaty moorland pools and with Sphagnum

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
Ruzicka, J. (1981) Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas, Volume 1, Part 2

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