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Penium margaritaceum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Peniaceae

Penium margaritaceum Br√©bisson

Although widely distributed it is thought to be rare and only infrequently recorded. Found in bogs and peaty pools plus loch-margins with vegetation

References: 
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
Ruzicka, J. (1977) Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas, Volume 1, Part 1
West, W. & West, G.S. (1904) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 1

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