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Staurodesmus controversus Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurodesmus controversus  (West & G.S. West) Teiling

A rare species, most likely to be found in Atlantic regions in oligotrophic acidic waters. It has smaller dimensions than the variety crassus

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

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