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Cosmarium boitierense var. inambitiosum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium boitierense var. inambitiosum  Kouwets

Kouwets (in manuscript) describes this variety as "Smaller forms; semicells with a more or less prominent central protuberance." He also acknowledges Coesel & Meesters (2007) "who mentioned forms of the latter variety that are even longer than the nominate variety; ...". Only described in 1998, the distribution is largely unknown. Current finds have been in circumneutral waters

Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands