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Staurastrum gracile Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum gracile  Ralfs ex Ralfs

Widespread in the north-west in a mixed variety of freshwater habitats. Similar to S. boreale but that species is more 'chunky' whereas S. gracile has more drawn-out semicells

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles