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Cosmarium subarctoum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: DEsmidiaceae

Cosmarium subarctoum (Lagerheim) Raciborski 1892

A rare desmid with probably and arctic-alpine distribution. It may well be overlooked or confused with other small desmids with a broad isthmus. West & West (1908, p. 31, pl. 68: 6-8) have recorded it from a loch on the Isle of Harris.

West, W. & West, G.S. (1908) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 3.
Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium.