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Cosmarium hexalobum f. longum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium hexalobum f. longum  E.K. Kosinskaya

Kosinskaya (1933 from Russia) was the first to describe these longer and narrower cells of the nominate as forma longum. There have been a number since which have been provisionally corralled under this forma. Both the nominate and formae are rare arctic-alpine species.

References: 
Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium

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