Austariella Witkowski, Lange-Bertalot & Metzeltin, 2000

Holotype species: Austariella admissa (Hustedt) Witkowski, Lange-Bertalot & Metzeltin

Original publication and holotype designation: Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, incl. 219 pls with 4504 figs.

Description: Cells solitary; frustules in girdle view rectangular. Valve surface generally flat, in the middle depressed in two apically oriented groves. Valves elliptic to linear-elliptic. Raphe straight, external central endings simple, apical endings simple terminate in subpolar position. Axial area not separated from the central area, forming a large lanceolate area. Transapical striae uniseriate, composed of apically oriented slit-like areolae.

Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2020-02-12 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.

Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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