Hustedt in A. Schmidt 1924 Category: Nitzschioid
TYPE SPECIES: Cymbellonitzschia minima Hustedt in A. Schmidt
Cymbellonitzshia possesses a raphe on the ventral margin of the valve, similar to the genus Nitzschia. In contrast to Nitzschia, however, the valves of Cymbellonitzschia are slightly to strongly asymmetrical to the apical axis. The striae are uniseriate. The cells of Cymbellonitzshia are small.
Cymbellonitzshia is a small, uncommon genus that grows on sand and sediment surfaces.
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Edlund, M., and Spaulding, S. (2009). Cymbellonitzschia. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved May 22, 2013, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/genus/Cymbellonitzschia
Reviewer: Sam Rushforth