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Staurastrum bicorne Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiacea

Staurastrum bicorne Hauptfleisch 1888

A biradiate form, else rather similar to Staurastrum manfeldtii. An Arctic-alpine species found in acidic oligo-mesotrophic waters. Status uncertain in the Outer Hebrides.

References: 
Hauptfleisch, P. (1888) Zellmembran und Hüllgallerte der Desmidiaceen.
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus.

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