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Mesotaenium degreyi var. breve Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Mesotaeniaceae

Mesotaenium degreyi var. breve  West

Mesotaenium degreyi and its varieties and forms seem scarce if not rare. Found in ephemeral moorland depressions and from dripping rocks

References: 
West, W. & West, G.S. (1904) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 1
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010) A Monograph on some British Desmids
Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. editors (2014) Algae of Ukraine, Volume 4: Charophyta

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