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Closterium closterioides </em>var.<em> intermedium Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Closteriaceae

Closterium closterioides var. intermedium (J. Roy & Bisset) Ruzicka

The only different between this variety and the nominate is the size, being less than half. An acidophile that tolerated very slightly alkaline conditions. Found in peaty pools and loch-margins with vegetation. It's much rarer than the nominate

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