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Euastrum crassum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Euastrum crassum  Ralfs

Still regarded as relatively common in the north-west of Scotland and the west of Ireland in moorland bogs and disused peat-cuttings. There is often some variation in the lateral lobes between the semicells with one sporting an extra small lobe

References: 
Ralfs, J. (1848) The British Desmidieae
West, W. & West, G.S. (1905) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 2
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

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