Taxon Account

Nitzschia paleacea (Grunow) Grunow in Van Heurck; 1881; pl.68

Key references

Lange-Bertalot H. 1976. Eine Revision zur Taxonomie der Nitzschiae lanceolatae Grunow. Die "klassischen" bis 1930 beschreibenen Süßwasserarten Europas. Nova Hedwigia. 28(2-3): 253-308.

Morphology

Shape
Valves narrowly linear-lanceolate, tapering gently to more elongate narrowly protracted apices.

Symmetry
Isopolar, bilaterally symmetrical.

Striae
Not visible, 44-55 in 10 µm (central European populations, Hofmann et al. 2011).

Raphe
Fibulate raphe system at valve margin; fibulae fine, dot-like, interfibular spaces regular, a little longer than the fibulae, 14-19 in 10 µm (central European populations, Hofmann et al. 2011).

Other features
Transition to protracted apices very gentle.

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Van Heurck H. 1881. Synopsis des Diatomées de Belgique. Atlas. Ducaju & Cie., Anvers.; pls 31-77 Morphology; Illustrations
Lange-Bertalot H. 1976. Eine Revision zur Taxonomie der Nitzschiae lanceolatae Grunow. Die "klassischen" bis 1930 beschreibenen Süßwasserarten Europas. Nova Hedwigia. 28(2-3): 253-308. Taxonomy; 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
Ector L., Wetzel C.E., Novais M.H., Guillard D. 2015. Atlas des diatomées des rivières des Pays de la Loire et de la Bretagne. DREAL Pays de la Loire, Nantes. 649 pp Morphology; Illustrations
This page should be cited as:

Cox E. J. Nitzschia paleacea (Grunow) Grunow in Van Heurck; 1881; pl.68. 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=2967. [Accessed:  ].

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