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Pleurotaenium coronatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Mesotaeniaceae

Pleurotaenium coronatum  (Br√©bisson) Rabenhorst

An acidophile of moorland pools and bogs. A whorl of prominent apical tubercles (or granules) like a crown, hence the specific epithet. Status unknown for the Outer Hebrides

References: 
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland
Ruzicka, J. (1977) Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas, Volume 1, Part 1
West, W. & West, G.S. (1904) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 1

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