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Cosmarium eichlerianum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium eichlerianum (Grönblad) Messikommer 1957

A species with a complicated taxonomy, see Kouwets (in manuscript). It would appear to be widely distributed in Europe but of rare occurrence. It is found in mesotrophic waters such as shallow loch-margins and moorland pools.

Messikommer, E. (1957) Algen aus den Ötztaler Alpen.
Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium.