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Staurastrum ophiura </em>var.<em> subcylindricum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum ophiura var. subcylindricum Borge 1939

Very rare. Coesel & Meesters (2013) note "… var. subcylindricum is only known from Sweden". The nominate variety, which is almost as rare, differs in cell-shape. Found in the plankton of acidic lochs.

Borge, O. (1939) Beiträge zur Algenflora von Schweden 6
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus