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Cylindrocystis cushleckae Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Mesotaeniaceae

Cylindrocystis cushleckae  A.J. Brook

First described in 1994 but almost certainly overlooked or misidentified previously. Nonetheless, it would appear to be rare. Found with Sphagnum and in moorland peaty pools. Since this desmid was first recognised in collections made from Sphagnum squeezes and small bog pools opposite Cushlecka, County Mayo, Ireland, it has been named after this site

References: 
Brook, A.J. (1994) Cylindrocystis cushleckae, a new species of saccoderm desmid (Family Mesotaeniaceae)
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010) A Monograph on some British Desmids
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands

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