Taxon Account

Encyonopsis horticola Van de Vijver & Compère; 2009; 199

Key references

Van de Vijver B., Lange-Bertalot H., Compère P. 2009. Two new freshwater diatom species (Bacillariophyceae) from a small pool in the National Botanic Garden of Belgium. Belgian Journal of Botany. 142(2): 194-203.

Morphology

Size
11-15 µm long, 3-3.5 µm wide (Van de Vijver et al. 2009).

Shape
Valves lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate with protracted rounded, rostrate or subrostrate ends.

Symmetry
Moderately dorsiventral with convex dorsal margin and slightly convex or almost straight ventral margin, isopolar.

Striae
Radiate in central part of valve, becoming parallel towards valve ends on dorsal and ventral side, 27-28.5 in 10 µm dorsally, 26-27 in 10 µm ventrally (Van de Vijver et al. 2009).

Axial area
Very narrow, linear.

Central area
Very small, inconspicuous or absent.


SEM morphology
Raphe filiform, distally slightly curved towards ventral side, near valve centre slightly curved towards dorsal side; proximal raphe endings slightly enlarged, terminal raphe fissures hooked towards ventral side.
Striae composed of 4-5 small, round areolae.

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Van de Vijver B., Lange-Bertalot H., Compère P. 2009. Two new freshwater diatom species (Bacillariophyceae) from a small pool in the National Botanic Garden of Belgium. Belgian Journal of Botany. 142(2): 194-203. Morphology; Taxonomy; Type Illustration; Description
Van de Vijver B., Compère P. 2011. Aquatic diatoms (Bacillariophyta) from a small pool at the herbarium building. Scripta Botanica Belgica. 47: 199-205. Illustrations
Kennedy B. 2021. Taxonomy and ecology of epilithic diatoms in Irish Lakes. PhD thesis, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin. 329 pp. Morphology; Ecology; Illustrations
This page should be cited as:

Jüttner I., Kennedy B., Kelly M.G., Van de Vijver B., King L., Encyonopsis horticola Van de Vijver & Compère; 2009; 199. 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=4647. [Accessed:  ].

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Record last modified: 22/09/2021