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Cosmarium obtusatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium obtusatum  (Schmidle) Schmidle

Described as rather common and widely distributed on a European scale, but not proving too common in the Outer Hebrides. It prefers the tychoplankton of circumneutral waters

References: 
Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands

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