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Netrium naegelii Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charopyta   Family: Mesotaeniacea

Netrium naegelii (Br√©bisson ex W. Archer) West

Similar to Netrium digitus but smaller and with only two, phragmented, chloroplast ridges. These tend to bifurcate as they reach the cell wall (see the upper image in Plate 1). Found in moorland pools and Sphagnum bogs, it's distribution is Atlantic but proving elusive in the Outer Hebrides

West, W. & West, G.S. (1904) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 1
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010) A Monograph on some British Desmids