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Cosmarium pseudopyramidatum </em>var.<em> carniolicum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium pseudopyramidatum var. carniolicum  J. Lütkemüller

A rare, or misidentified, species differing from the nominate by being slightly larger and with straight basal laterals and straight to concave upper laterals. An acidophile of peaty pools and bogs with unknown distribution in the Outer hebrides

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