Taxon Account

Brachysira vitrea (Grunow) Ross in Hartley; 1986; 607

Key references

Lange-Bertalot H., Moser G. 1994. Brachysira. Monographie der Gattung. 29. J. Cramer, Berlin. 212 pp

Morphology

Shape
Wide lanceolate with rostrate, subcapitate or capitate poles.

Symmetry
Isopolar, bilaterally symmetrical.

Striae
Radiate, uniseriate, transapically elongated areolae are visible in LM.

Axial area
Narrow, linear.

Central area
Small, hardly distinct from the axial area.

Raphe
Straight, filiform; one ridge on either side of the raphe (SEM).

Other features
Small protrusions on the virgae (SEM).

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Grunow A. 1878. Algen und Diatomaceen aus dem Kaspischen Meere. O. Schneider (ed.). Naturwissenschafte Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Kaukasusländer, auf Grund seiner Sammelbeute. 98-132; pls. 3-4.
Hartley B. 1986. A check-list of the freshwater, brackish and marine diatoms of the British Isles and adjoining coastal waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association.U.K. 66: 531-610. Taxonomy
Lange-Bertalot H., Moser G. 1994. Brachysira. Monographie der Gattung. 29. J. Cramer, Berlin. 212 pp Morphology; Illustrations;
This page should be cited as:

Mann D. G., Jüttner I. Brachysira vitrea (Grunow) Ross in Hartley; 1986; 607. In: Jüttner I., Bennion H., Carter C., Cox E.J., Ector L., Flower R., Jones V., Kelly M.G., Mann D.G., Sayer C., Turner J. A., 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=4542. [Accessed:  ].

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