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Cyanothece major Cyanobacteria Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Cynaobacteria   Family: Cyanothecaceae

Cyanothece major  (Schröter) Komárek

This is nothing more than a much larger version of Cyanothece aeruginosa. Found in boggy ground amongst mosses and bryophytes. No doubt under-recorded but quite possibly rare

John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles