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Cosmarium palatiniforme Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium palatiniforme Van Westen & Coesel 2021

Another taxon in the crenate-like taxa complex, recently described by Van Westen & Coesel (2021, p. 246, figs. 2, 18, 19, 20, 33). Rather similar to a number of other species and close scrutiny of the crenations, cell ornamentation and L/B ratio is required. An atmophytic species found in ephemeral puddles and with moss on wet rocks.

Van Westen, M.C. & Coesel, P.F.M. (2021) Taxonomic notes on desmids from the Netherlands IV, with a description of another five new species.
Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium.