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Closterium archerianum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Chlorophyta   Family: Closteriaceae

Closterium archerianum Cleve ex P. Lundell 1871

First described by Lundell (1871: p. 77, pl. 5: 13) from Cleve's manuscript. A widespread species in peaty, acidic conditions but not particularly common.

Lundell, P.M. (1871) De Desmidiaceis, quae in Suecia inventae sunt, observationes criticae.
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010) A Monograph on some British Desmids.
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands.