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Staurastrum cyrtocerum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiacea

Staurastrum cyrtocerum  Br√©bisson

A more robust species than the varieties but less common. Found in mainly acidic conditions such as bogs and moorland pools

References: 
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
West, W., West, G.S. & Carter, N. (1923) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 5
Prescott, W.G., et al. (2001 reprint) A Synopsis of North American Desmids. Part II, Desmidiaceae: Placodermae, Section 4

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