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Spondylosium planum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Spondylosium planum  (Wolle) West & G.S. West

A rare filamentous species that can break up into smaller parts. Found in slightly acidic conditions in moorland pools and shallow lochans

References: 
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands

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