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Cosmarium venustum var. excavatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiacea

Cosmarium venustum var. excavatum  (B.Eichler & Gutwinski) West & G.S. West

Of common occurrence in acidic pools and pogs. The distinguishing characteristic is the large scrobicula approximating to the centre of the semicell

References: 
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles
Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. editors (2014) Algae of Ukraine, Volume 4: Charophyta

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