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Netrium elongatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Mesotaeniaceae

Netrium elongatum S. Ohtani 1990

Ohtani (1990) gives the habitat in Japan as abandoned paddy fields, ponds and marshes. According to his research, only the variety digitus is associated with Sphagnum bogs. First found in the Outer Hebrides in 2022 from an ephemeral winter lake on machair.

Ohtani, S. (1990) A Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Netrium (Zygnematales, Chlorophyceae).