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Oscillatoria corallinae Cyanobacteria Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Cyanobacteria   Family: Oscillatoriaceae

Oscillatoria corallinae  Gomont ex Gomont

These microscopic algae are rarely looked at and hence under-recorded. Trichomes can be green, blue or pale brown and densely intertwined. Thought to be mainly epiphytic on seaweeds

Newton (1931) - A Handbook of the British Seaweeds
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) - The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles