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Euastrum ventricosum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Euastrum ventricosum  P. Lundell

The Wests (1905) regarded it as generally common especially in the Outer Hebrides but there is little recent data. Found in moorland bogs and disused peat-cuttings

References: 
West, W. & West, G.S. (1905) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 2
John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles
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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