Achnanthidium lanceolatum Brébisson ex Kützing 1846

Planothidium lanceolatum (Brébisson ex Kützing) Lange-Bertalot

Current name: Planothidium lanceolatum (Brébisson ex Kützing) Lange-Bertalot
Winthrop, Washington, USA; Methow River, Lugol's, 400x, DIC - 15 January 2011. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Achnanthidium lanceolatum Brébisson ex Kützing 1846: 247

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1846). Kurze Mittheilung über einige kieselschalige Diatomeen. Botanische Zeitung 4(14): 247-249, no fig..

Publication date: "3 April 1846"

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Achnanthidium is Achnanthidium microcephalum Kützing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Planothidium lanceolatum (Brébisson ex Kützing) Lange-Bertalot.

Type Information
Type locality: "Falaise Brébisson" [Normandy, France]; (Index Nominum Algarum) Lectotype (designated by Van de Vijver et al., Fottea 13: 109): A. De Brébisson; BR; Slide IV-2-C6, Eulenstein Diat. Spec. typ. Nr 61, Van Heurck Collection (Van de Vijver et al. 2013: 109)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), lance-shaped.

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 18 October 2023

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