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Cosmarium pachydermum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium pachydermum  P. Lundell

This species would seem to be genuinely scarce. The cell depicted was found in a drainage bog with Sphagnum and other plants

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