Taxon Account

Nitzschia capitellata Hustedt in Schmidt et al.; 1922; pl.348

Key references

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

Morphology

Shape
Valves linear-lanceolate; the central part of the valve has concave margins; valve ends subcapitate or capitate.

Symmetry
Isopolar, bilaterally symmetrical.

Striae
Very fine, but just visible in LM, 23-ca. 40 in 10 µm (Krammer & Lange-Bertalot 1988).

Other features
Small fibulae, wider spaced in the valve centre.

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Schmidt A. 1922. Atlas der Diatomaceen-Kunde. Leipzig. O.R. Reisland, Series VIII (Heft 87): pls. 345-348. [F. Hustedt]. Illustrations; Morphology
Lange-Bertalot H., Simonsen R. 1978. A taxonomic revision of the Nitzschiae lanceolatae Grunow. 2. European and related extra-European fresh water and brackish water taxa. Bacillaria. 1: 11-111. Morphology; Taxonomy; Illustrations
Hofmann G., Werum M., Lange-Bertalot H. 2011. Diatomeen im Süßwasser-Benthos von Mitteleuropa. A.R.G. Gantner, Ruggell. 908 pp Morphology; Illustrations; Ecology

Similar Species

Similar species not published on this website:

Nitzschia gandersheimiensis Krasske; 1927; 272

This page should be cited as:

Mann D. G., Jüttner I. Nitzschia capitellata Hustedt in Schmidt et al.; 1922; pl.348. 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=4138. [Accessed:  ].

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