(Marciniak) Williams and Round 1987 Category: Araphid
BASIONYM: Fragilaria pseudoconstruens Marciniak 1982
Contributor: Thomas C. Smith - June 2013
Length Range: 8-15.5 µm
Width Range: 3.5-7 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 8.5 near the center increasing to 18 at the apices
Valves are cruciform, with a round to rhombic inflation and broadly rounded rostrate to slightly capitate apices. In girdle view, valves are rectangular and the central inflation is distinct. The axial area may be wide in the valve center, to relatively narrow. Striae are mostly restricted to the margins and never meet in the central area. The central striae are longer than distal striae. The central striae are parallel to slightly radiate and often appear wider at the margin than proximally. The distal striae are short and parallel. Striae are uniseriate, with round to elliptical areolae.
This species was described from Holocene lake sediments in Poland (Marciniak, 1982).
Basionym: Fragilaria pseudoconstruens
Author: Marciniak 1982
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:
Cite This Page:
Smith, T. (2013). Pseudostaurosira pseudoconstruens. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/pseudostaurosira_pseudoconstruens
Species: Pseudostaurosira pseudoconstruens
Contributor: Thomas C. Smith
Reviewer: Eduardo Morales
Marciniak, B. (1982). Late Glacial and Holocene new diatoms from a glacial Lake Przedni Staw in the Przedni Stawów Polskich Valley, Polish Tatra Mts. Acta Geol. Acad. Sci. Hung. 25: 161-171.
Williams, D.M. and Round, F.E. (1987). Revision of the genus Fragilaria. Diatom Research 2: 267-288.