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Cosmarium costatum </em>var.<em> gutwinskii Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium costatum var. gutwinskii Croasdale

A rare taxon which probably has an arctic-alpine distribution. A recent find has shed more light on its cell strcture suggesting it has little affinity with Cosmarium costatum. Kouwets (in manuscript) plans to raise it to species level.

References: 
Croasdale, H. (1956) Freshwater Algae of Alaska I. Some Desmids from the Interior. Part 2: Actinotaenium, Micrasterias and Cosmarium
Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium

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