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Staurastrum dispar Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum dispar Br√©bisson

Very similar to Staurastrum striatum but with the cells more fusiform. Found in mesotrophic waters. Status unclear because of possible misidentifications but thought to be fairly common.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus