Xanthidium Ehrenberg ex Ralfs

Cells generally ranging from 35 to 70 µm in length and little less in breadth. Cells are often furnished with simple often paired spines, usually arranged more or less symetrically on the lateral margins. (Croasdale, H. & Flint, E. 1988. Flora of New Zealand Desmids II. - Caxton Press, Christchurch.)

Xanthidium antilopaeum (Bréb.) Kütz. var. hebridarum West & West
Dimensions: L. without processes 45–62 µm, with processes 61–75 µm, B. without processes 42–63 µm, with processes 69–90 µm. Coesel 1994, Lenzenweger 1997.