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Closterium angustatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Closteriaceae

Closterium angustatum Kützing ex Ralfs 1848

A widespread and locally common species found in acidic habitats such as peat bogs. It is frequently found with Sphagnum. The specific epithet means 'narrowed' referring to the pinched sub-apices.

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