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Cosmarium luxuriosum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium luxuriosum  (Kouwets) Coesel

A recently described species and thought to be rare. Found in boggy moorland pools and lochside vegetation

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands