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Staurastrum cornutum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum cornutum W. Archer 1881

An extremely rare arctic-alpine species found in the tychoplankton of oligotrophic waters such as lochans and moorland pools. Distribution unknown for the Outer Hebrides.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
West, W., West, G.S. & Carter, N. (1923) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 5