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Cosmarium repandum var. papillatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium repandum var. papillatum  D.B. Williamson

First described in 1997 from a slightly acidic roadside pool near Forsinard, north Sutherland. This current find is thought to be the second example. Similar to the equally rare C. lapponicum but with noticeably more convex apices

John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland