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Cosmarium obtusatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium obtusatum (Schmidle) Schmidle

Described as rather common and widely distributed on a European scale, but not proving too common in the Outer Hebrides. It prefers the tychoplankton of circumneutral waters

Kouwets, F.A.C. (in manuscript) European Flora of the Desmid Genus Cosmarium
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands