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Netrium lanceolatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Mesotaeniaceae

Netrium lanceolatum S. Ohtani 1990

A widespread species covering areas of Europe, Asia and North America. The 2022 Outer Hebridean record is the first for Britain. It was found in a slightly acidic loch-margin so may occupy a different habitat from the more common N. digitus.

Ohtani, S. (1990) A Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Netrium (Zygnematales, Chlorophyceae).
Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. (editors) (2014) Algae of Ukraine, Volume 4: Charophyta.