Nupela subrostrata

(Hustedt) Potapova 2011      Category: Symmetrical biraphid
BASIONYM: Achnanthes subrostrata Hustedt 1942

Nupela scissura

 

Nupela vitiosa

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.



Observations

Contributor: Marina Potapova - November 2010
Length Range: 14-29 µm
Width Range: 3.4-5.1 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 20-24

Description

Valves are linear to linear-lanceolate with slightly drawn-out ends. The raphe is absent on one valve. The rapheless valve has a narrowly rhomboid axial area, which sometimes widens in the middle portion of the valve to form an asymmetrical central area. The raphe valve has a narrowly lanceolate axial area and circular or elliptical, sometimes asymmetrically expanded central area. The raphe has a slightly curved external and straight internal slit. The axial and central areas often have siliceous thickenings and depressions. The proximal raphe ends are slightly expanded externally. Internally, the proximal raphe ends are bifurcated and turned sharply backwards. Striae are radiate through both valves, 20-24 in 10 μm. The external openings of the areolae are covered by the kidney-shaped hymens.



Original Description

Basionym: Achnanthes subrostrata
Author: Hustedt 1942
Length Range: 20 µm
Width Range: 4 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 20-24

Original Description

Schalen linear mit wenig konvexen Seiten und schwach vorgezogenen, stumpf gerundeten Enden, um 20 μ lang, etwa 4 μ breit. Raphenschale mit gerader, fadeförmiger Raphe, mit voneinander entfernt gestellten Zentralporen; Axialarea sehr eng, Zentralarea ziemlich groß, annähernd kreisförmig; Transapikalstreifen ziemlich kräftig, durchweg – besonders vor den Polen – radial, in der Mitte etwa 20-24 in 10 μ, gegen die Enden wenig oder gar nicht enger werdend. Raphenlose Schale mit schmal lanzettlicher Pseudoraphe, Transapikalenstreifen etwa 24 in 10 μ, durchschnittlich etwas dichter gestellt als auf der Raphenschale und etwas weniger stark radial.

Original Images


Cite This Page:
Potapova, M. (2010). Nupela subrostrata. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved November 22, 2014, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/nupela_subrostrata

Species: Nupela subrostrata

Contributor: Marina Potapova

Reviewer: Sarah Spaulding

Citations

Hustedt, F. (1942). Diatomeen aus der Umgebung von Abisko in Schwedisch-Lappland. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Vol: 39, Issue: 1, 87-174 .

Potapova, M. (2011). New species and combinations in the genus Nupela from the USA. Diatom Research. 10.1080/0269249X.2011.575111

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nupela subrostrata CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID:

Autecology Discussion