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Cosmarium annulatum var. elegans Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium annulatum var. elegans  Nordstedt

A rare desmid with an Atlantic-arctic distribution. Found in moorland pools and bogs; also on wet rocks. Even in ideal habitat, it's never abundant

References: 
Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium
West, W. & West, G.S. (1912) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 4

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