Taxon Account

Nitzschia acicularis (Kützing) W. Smith; 1853; 63

Synonymy

Synedra acicularis Kützing 1844

Key references

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

Shape
Valves linear-lanceolate with very long, narrow rostrate ends.

Symmetry
Isopolar, bilaterally symmetrical.

Striae
Very fine, not visible in LM, 60-72 in 10 µm (Krammer & Lange-Bertalot 1988).

Raphe
Not visible in LM.

Other features
Fibulae small and equally spaced in the valve centre, 15-22 in 10 µm (Krammer & Lange-Bertalot 1988).

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Kützing F.T. 1844. Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. Fr. Fritsch, Nordhausen. 152 pp; 30 pls Illustrations
Smith W. 1853. Synopsis of British Diatomaceae. John Van Voorst, London, Vol.1. 89 pp; 1-31 pl. Morphology; Taxonomy; Description; 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 Illustrations; Morphology;
This page should be cited as:

Mann D. G., Jüttner I. Nitzschia acicularis (Kützing) W. Smith; 1853; 63. 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=2959. [Accessed:  ].

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