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Staurastrum diacanthum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum diacanthum  A. Lemaire

Closely related to Staurastrum paradoxum, it is characterised by large spines at the base of the processes. Distribution is unclear for the Outer Hebrides

References: 
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999) A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France
Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. editors (2014) Algae of Ukraine, Volume 4: Charophyta

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