Nitzschia obtusa W.Smith 1853

Publication Details
Nitzschia obtusa W.Smith 1853: 39, pl. XIII [13]: fig. 109

Published in: Smith, W. (1853). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, function and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. The plates by Tuffen West. In two volumes. Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxiii, 1-89, pls I-XXXI. London: John van Voorst, Paternoster Row.

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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.

Type Information
Type locality: "Brackish water. Shagalieu Marsh, Poole Bay, June 1849, Wm. Sm." [Dorset, England]; (Smith 1853: 39) Type: BM; Slide No. 23329 (Hendey 1964: 282)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), obtuse, blunt (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 March 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 March 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 August 2022

 
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