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Cosmarium meneghinii Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium meneghinii  Br√©bisson ex Ralfs

A widespread species but not as common at it was once reported, especially for Scotland generally. The parameters have moved considerably since Ralfs (1848) first dscribed it. It is currently regarded as a species complex

Ralfs, J. (1848) The British Desmidieae
West, W. & West, G.S. (1908) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 3
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands