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Pseudostaurastrum enormeFreshwater Alga

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Phylum: Chlorophyta   Family: Goniochloridaceae

Pseudostaurastrum enorme  (Ralfs) Chodat

Probably common in acidic moorland lochs and pools. 'Irregularly tetrahedral or polyhedral, with a stout central body and short thick bifurcating arms ending in 5-10 µm long spines; ...' - John et al. (2011)

John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles