Navicula vilaplanii

(Lange-Bertalot & Sabater) Lange-Bertalot & Sabater in Rumrich et al. 2000      Category: Symmetrical biraphid
BASIONYM: Navicula longicephala var. vilaplanii Lange-Bertalot et Sabater in Sabater et al. 1990

Navicula veneta


Navicula viridula

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Marina Potapova - October 2011
Length Range: 12-16 µm
Width Range: 2.5-3.3 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 20-24


Valves are linear-lanceolate with very slightly protracted apices. The axial area is narrow and straight. The central area is small. The raphe is straight, with close proximal ends. Striae are strongly radiate around the center, becoming convergent at the apices. The areolae are indistinguishable under LM, approximately 50 in 10 μm.

Original Description

Basionym: Navicula longicephala var. vilaplanii
Author: Lange-Bertalot et Sabater in Sabater et al. 1990
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Valves narrow, linear lanceolate, apices rounded to subcapitate, length of 14-17 µm, 2.5-3.3 µm width. Raphe straight and filiform, bent at the end, axial area narrow and linear, central area rounded, transapical striae radial in the center, highly convergent in the poles, 19-22 in 10 µm. Striae made up by 6-8 areolae/µm (in S.E.M.).

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Potapova, M. (2011). Navicula vilaplanii . In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved September 28, 2016, from

Species: Navicula vilaplanii

Contributor: Marina Potapova

Reviewer: Sarah Spaulding


Rumrich, U., Lange-Bertalot, H. and Rumrich, M. (2000). Diatoms of the Andes. From Venezuela to Patagonia/Tierra del Fuego and two additional contributions. Lange-Bertalot, H. (ed.), Iconographia Diatomologica. Annotated Diatom Micrographs. Vol. 9. Phytogeography-Diversity-Taxonomy. Koeltz Scientific Books, Königstein, Germany, 9:673 pp.

Sabater, S., Tomàs, X., Cambra, J. and Lange-Bertalot, H. (1990). Diatom flora of the Cape of Creus Peninsula, Catalonia, N.E. of Spain. Nova Hedwigia 51(1-2):165-195.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Navicula vilaplanii CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 46892

Autecology Discussion