Lange-Bertalot 2004 Category: Monoraphid
TYPE SPECIES: Platessa bavarica Lange-Bertalot & Hofmann in Lange-Bertalot
Cells form single cells or short chains. Girdle bands are narrow and lack ornamentation.
The genus Platessa was recently established (Lange-Bertalot, 2004) and contains the former Achnanthes conspicua Mayer and the A. holsatica Hustedt group. Members of this genus are widely reported, but low in abundance in collections.
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Spaulding, S., and Edlund, M. (2009). Platessa. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved May 21, 2013, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/genus/Platessa