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Cosmarium subtumidiforme Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium subtumidiforme F.A.C. Kouwets

This is a proposed new name for a species only previously known from a moorland pool in the Netherlands. It will have no authenticity until published but I will leave it here for reference. The author has confirmed my find which is a first British record. He comments "The taxonomy of smaller, smooth-walled Cosmarium forms is very much confused. Force fitting and taxonomic drift has obscured a clear species concept." A subsequent find (Harris) has also been confirmed by Frans Kouwets; it includes the previously unknown zygospore

Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium