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Tetmemorus brebissonii var. minor Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Tetmemorus brebissonii var. minor  De Bary

The Wests (1904) note "This variety is strikingly abundant in the west and north-west of Scotland." Recent sampling suggests this is no longer the case. John & Williamson (2009) note " … rather rare in western Ireland." A species of acidic moorland conditions.

References: 
West, W. & West, G.S. (1904) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 1
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands

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