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Nitzschia formosa Østrup 1895

Publication details
Nitzschia formosa Østrup 1895: 446, pl. VII [7]: fig. 83

Published in: Østrup, E. (1895). Marine diatoméer fra Østgrønland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Kjøbenhavn 18: 395-476, pls 3-8.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, handsome.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, 219 pls with 4504 figs.

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