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Cosmarium monomazum </em>var.<em> polymazum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium monomazum var. polymazum Nordstedt

This variety is characterised by a row of three large protuberances and a supraisthmial tubercle. It would seem to be very scarce in the Outer Hebrides with finds to date coming from circumneutral waters, mainly in the plankton

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