Nitzschia inconspicua

Grunow 1862      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia inconspicua Grunow 1862
SYNONYM(S): Nitzschia frustulum var. inconspicua (Grunow) Grunow 1882 | Homoeocladia inconspicua (Grunow) Kuntze 1898 

Nitzschia fonticoloides

 

Nitzschia innominata

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.



Observations

Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 3-17 µm
Width Range: 2.0-3.0 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 20-25

Description

Larger valves are linear, while smaller valves are elliptical. Apices are rounded, but are not protracted or differentiated from the rest of the valve. Fibulae are large, with the middle fibula larger and more distinct than the others. Fibulae number 8-10 in 10 µm. Striae are parallel at the center of the valve, arched near the poles (evident especially in smaller cells).



Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia inconspicua
Author: Grunow 1862
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images


Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia inconspicua. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved December 18, 2014, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/nitzschia_inconspicua

Species: Nitzschia inconspicua

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Marina Potapova

Citations

Grunow, A. (1862). Die österreichischen Diatomaceen nebst Anschluss einiger neuen Arten von andern Lokalitäten und einer kritischen Uebersicht der bisher bekannten Gattungen und Arten. Erste Folge. Epithemieae, Meridioneae, Diatomeae, Entopyleae, Surirelleae, Amphipleureae. Zweite Folge. Familie Nitzschieae. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12: 368, Pl. 7, fig. 8.

Kelly, M.G., Trobajo, R., Rovira, L. and Mann, D.G. (2014). Characterizing the niches of two very similar Nitzschia species and implications for ecological assessment. Diatom Research. 10.1080/0269249X.2014.951398

Krammer, K. and Lange-Bertalot, H. (1988). Bacillariophyceae. 2. Teil: Bacillariaceae, Epithemiaceae, Surirellaceae. In: Ettl, H., J. Gerloff, H. Heynig and D. Mollenhauer (eds.) Susswasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Band 2/2. Gustav Fisher Verlag, Jena.

Mann, D.G., Sato, S., Rovira, L. and Trobajo, R. (2013). Paedogamy and auxosporulation in Nitzschia sect. Lanceolatae (Bacillariophyta). Phycologia 52(2): 204–220. 10.2216/12-077.1

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia inconspicua CAS

NCBI Genbank Taxonomy

Nitzschia inconspicua NCBI

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48122

Autecology Discussion