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Staurastrum anatinum var. longibrachiatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum anatinum var. longibrachiatum  West & G.S. West

The type species has a number of varieties which are not always easy to deduce, given many subtle differences between and within. The only differentiating character with this variety is the extra long processes

References: 
West, W., West, G.S. & Carter, N. (1923) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 5
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus

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