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SpirogyraFreshwater Alga

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Zygnemataceae

Spirogyra  C.G. Nees

Very common in relatively clear eutrophic water, developing slimy filamentous green masses. Zygospores are required to identify to species

John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles