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Closterium ralfsii var. hybridum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Closteriaceae

Closterium ralfsii var. hybridum  Rabenhorst

The Wests (1904) describe the nominate as vary rare but this variety as widespread in many parts of the world. They make no mention of any records for Scotland. An acidophile which is probably quite rare in Britain

References: 
West, W. & West, G.S. (1904) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 1
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland
Prescott, W.G., et al. (2001 reprint) A Synopsis of North American Desmids. Part II, Desmidiaceae: Placodermae, Section 1

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