Nitzschia palea var. tenuirostris

Grunow in Van Heurck 1881      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia palea var. tenuirostris Grunow in Van Heurck 1881
SYNONYM(S): Nitzschia gandersheimiensis f. tenuirostris (Grunow in Van Heurck) Lange-Bertalot 1980 | Nitzschia capitallata var. tenuirostris (Grunow in Van Heurck) Bukhtiyarova 1995 

Nitzschia palea var. debilis


Nitzschia paleacea

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 20-36 µm
Width Range: 2.5-3.5 µm
Striae in 10 µm: difficult to resolve in LM


Valves with parallel or nearly parallel sides, tapering to a fine apex with subcapitate apices. Fibulae are variable in size and spacing, numbering 12-15 in 10 µm. Striae are not visible, or barely visible, with LM.

Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia palea var. tenuirostris
Author: Grunow in Van Heurck 1881
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia palea . In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved September 26, 2016, from

Species: Nitzschia palea

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Kalina Manoylov


Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae). In: Die Subwasser Flora Mitteleuropas. (A. Pascher, ed.),10, Gustav Fischer, Jena. 468 pp.

Van Heurck, H. (1881). Synopsis des Diatomées de Belgique. Atlas. Ducaju & Cie., Anvers. pls 31-77.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia palea var. tenuirostris CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48026

Autecology Discussion