Taxon Account

Nitzschia dissipata (Kützing) Rabenhorst; 1860; no.948

Synonymy

Nitzschia dissipata (Kützing) Grunow 1862

Key references

Hofmann G., Werum M., Lange-Bertalot H. 2011. Diatomeen im Süßwasser-Benthos von Mitteleuropa. A.R.G. Gantner, Ruggell. 908 pp

Morphology

Size
12-85 µm long, 3.5-7 µm wide (UK populations).

Shape
Valves narrowly lanceolate, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate with subrostrate to rostrate apices.

Symmetry
Isopolar, bilaterally symmetrical.

Striae
Not usually visible in light microscopy, 39-50 in 10 µm (central European populations, Hofmann et al. 2011).

Raphe
Clearly defined fibulate raphe system offset towards one side of the valve, but not at valve margin; fibulae widely spaced and lineate rather than dot-like, irregularly distributed along the raphe canal, the central fibulae not more widely spaced than others.

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Rabenhorst L. 1860. Die Algen Sachsens resp. Mittel-Europa’s. Decas 95-96. no. 943-953. Morphology; Taxonomy; Description
Coste M., Ricard M. 1980. Observation en microscopie photonique de quelques Nitzschia nouvelles ou intéressantes dont la striation est à la limite du pouvoir de résolution. Cryptogamie, Algologie. 1(3): 187-212. Morphology; Illustrations
Germain H. 1981. Flore des diatomées Diatomophycées eaux douces et saumâtres du Massif Armoricain et des contrées voisines d’Europe occidentale. Collection "Faunes et Flores Actuelles". Société Nouvelle des Editions Boubée, Paris. 444 pp Morphology; Illustrations
Krammer K., Lange-Bertalot H. 1988. Süßwasserflora Mitteleuropas. Bacillariophyceae. 2. Teil. Bacillariophyceae, Epithemiaceae, Surirellaceae. Eds. Ettl H., Gerloff J., Heynig H., Mollenhauer D., Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart. 596 pp Morphology; Ecology; Illustrations
Hofmann G., Werum M., Lange-Bertalot H. 2011. Diatomeen im Süßwasser-Benthos von Mitteleuropa. A.R.G. Gantner, Ruggell. 908 pp Morphology; Ecology; Illustrations;
This page should be cited as:

Cox E. J., Mann D. G., Jones V. Nitzschia dissipata (Kützing) Rabenhorst; 1860; no.948. In: Jüttner I., Carter C., Chudaev D., Cox E.J., Ector L., Jones V., Kelly M.G., Kennedy B., Mann D.G., Turner J. A., Van de Vijver B., Wetzel C.E., Williams D.M.. Freshwater Diatom Flora of Britain and Ireland. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at https://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/diatoms/browsespecies.php?-recid=2439. [Accessed:  ].

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