Nitzschia paleacea

Grunow in Van Heurck 1881      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia paleacea Grunow in Van Heurck 1881

Nitzschia palea var. tenuirostris


Nitzschia perminuta

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 15-50 µm
Width Range: 1.5-4.0 µm
Striae in 10 µm:


The valves are narrowly linear-lanceolate and taper gradually to very narrow, rounded ends. The fibulae are evident but short, with a density of 14-18 in 10 µm. A distinct central nodule is present. The striae are not visible in the light microscope.

Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia paleacea
Author: Grunow in Van Heurck 1881
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia paleacea. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved September 24, 2016, from

Species: Nitzschia paleacea

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Loren Bahls


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.

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 paleacea CAS

NCBI Genbank Taxonomy

Nitzschia paleacea NCBI

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48165

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