External tube

Epitheca

 

Fascia

An extension of a fultoportula on the valve face having the shape of a tube. Typically it is a simple tube, but may be variously shaped.


Citations

Houk, V., Klee, R. and Tanaka, H. (2014). Atlas of freshwater centric diatoms with a brief key and descriptions Part IV. Stephanodiscaceae B: Stephanodicsus, Cyclostephanos, Pliocaenicus, Hemistephanos, Stephanocostis, Mesodictyon & Spicaticribra. In: Poulícková, A. (ed.): Fottea 14 Supplement, 529 pp.