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Cosmarium neonotabile Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium neonotabile  Van Westen & Coesel

This species was only named in 2021 and closely resembles Cosmarium notabile but with two notable difference. C. notabile has 14-16 marginal crenations per semicells as opposed to 12-14 in this species. Also, the isthmus is narrower in C. notabile. It has an atmophytic habitat preference. The Harris finds have been confirmed by Marien van Westen.

References: 
Van Westen, M.C. & Coesel, P.F.M. (2020) Taxonomic notes on desmids from the Netherlands IV, with a description of another five new species.

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