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Closterium leibleinii Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Closterium leibleinii Kützing ex Ralfs 1848

A species that prefers circumneutral to slightly alkaline waters. In the Outer hebrides it is found in shallow loch-margins but rather scarce.

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.