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Cosmarium calculus Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium calculus  Coesel

Recently described but may prove to be not too uncommon in acidic habitats with vegetation. There are a number of small species with smooth walls to cause confusion

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

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