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Nitzschia plana W.Smith 1853

Publication details
Nitzschia plana W.Smith 1853: 42, pl. XV [15]: fig. 114

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. 1. 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 currently regarded as a synonym of Tryblionella plana (W.Smith) Pelletan

Type information
Type locality: Poole Bay, England (Smith 1853: 42). Lectotype (designated by Van de Vijver & al. 2021: 2).: W. Smith; 15.vi.1849; saltmarsh. BR BR-4664, original W. Smith slide VI-48-B9 (Van de Vijver, Hamilton & Lange-Bertalot 2021: 20). Notes: The type is from "Shagalieu Marsh" a locality not currently known in Poole Bay.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitzschia plana var. genuina Cleve-Euler 1952

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Pelletan, J. (1889). Les Diatomées. Histoire naturelle, préparation, classification et description des principales espèces. Part II. Journal de Micrographie 1889: [i]-viii, [1]-364, pls 6-10, figs 266-463.

Key references
Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Proshkina-Lavrenko, A.I. (Ed.) (1950). Diatomovyi Analiz. Opredelitel' iskopaemykh i sovremennykh diatomikh vodorosleyi. Poryadok Pennales [Diatom Analysis. Manual for identification of fossil and modern diatoms. Order Pennales]. Vol. 3 pp. 398, 117 plates. Moscow & Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoye Izdatel'stvo Geologicheskoy Literatury. [in Russian]

Van de Vijver, B., Hamilton, P.B. & Lange-Bertalot, H. (2021). Observations and typification of Tryblionella plana (W.Smith) Pelletan (Bacillariaceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae Algarum 201: 1-4, 8 figs.

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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