Nitzschia perminuta

(Grunow in Van Heurck) Peragallo 1903      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia frustulum var. perminuta Grunow in Van Heurck 1881

Nitzschia paleacea


Nitzschia recta

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 8-20 µm
Width Range: 3-4 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 22-27


Valves are linear to linear-lanceolate, with parallel margins. The distal valve tapers abruptly to form slightly protracted to rounded apices. Fibulae are distinct, numbering 11-13 in 10 µm. Striae are parallel and finely punctate.

Original Description

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

Original Description

Original Images

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

Species: Nitzschia perminuta

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Marina Potapova


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.

Siver, P.A. and Hamilton, P.B. (2011). Diatoms of North America: The Freshwater Flora of Waterbodies on the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Iconographia Diatomologica 22.

Siver, P.A. and Hamilton, P.B. (2005). Observations on new and rare species of freshwater diatoms from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. Canadian Journal of Botany 83:362-378.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia perminuta CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48126

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