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Euastrum subalpinum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Euastrum subalpinum  Messikommer

An acidophile found in moorland pools and bogs. These small cells are easily overlooked or confused with similar species. Nonetheless, it would appear to be quite rare.

References: 
Ruzicka, J. (1981) Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas, Volume 1, Part 2
Prescott, W.G., et al. (2001 reprint) A Synopsis of North American Desmids. Part II, Desmidiaceae: Placodermae, Section 2
Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. editors (2014) Algae of Ukraine, Volume 4: Charophyta

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