Placoneis elginensisv lata Cox


Width :10


Collection 1788

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Placoneis elginensisv. lata Cox, E. J. Placoneis Mereschkowsky: The re-evalutation of a diatom genus originally characterized by its chloroplast type. Diatom Res. 2:145-157 (Cox, E. J. 1987).

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This taxon has a liear-elliptical to eliptical valve and the ends are rostrate to rostrate-capitate. The central area is a broad, transverse fascia and does not reach the margins of the valve. The striae are distinctly radiateat the center and feebly at the ends. The striae are coursely lineate and are shortened around the central area. This taxon differs from the nominate variety by the larger central area (Patrick and Reimer 1966).

  • Synonyms
    Navicula dicephala var. lata M. Perag. in Temp. & Perag., Diat. Monde Entier, 2nd ed., p. 56. 1908 (Patrick and Reimer 1966).

    Size ranges and morphology

  • Length is around 30 micrometers (Patrick and Reimer 1966).
  • Width is around 11 micrometers (Patrick and Reimer 1966).
  • Striae are 12 to 14 in 10 micrometers (Patrick and Reimer 1966).