Nitzschia reversa

W. Smith 1853      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia reversa W. Smith 1853

Nitzschia regula var. robusta


Nitzschia semirobusta

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 40 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 35-75 µm
Width Range: 2.5-4.5 µm
Striae in 10 µm:


The valves are spindle shaped, with parallel margins and abruptly tapering apices with the ends turned in opposite directions. The fibulae are small and evident along the length of the valve, with a density of 14-20 in 10 µm. The central nodule is evident. Striae are not visible in the light microscope.

Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia reversa
Author: W. Smith 1853
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia reversa. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved September 25, 2016, from

Species: Nitzschia reversa

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Kalina Manoylov


Smith, W. (1853). Synopsis of British Diatomaceae. John Van Voorst, London 1853. 89 pp., pls 1-31.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

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California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia reversa CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48174

Autecology Discussion