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Nitzschia capitata Østrup, nom. illeg. 1913

Publication details
Nitzschia capitata Østrup 1913: 35, pl. 1: fig. 27, nom. illeg.

Published in: Østrup, E (1913). Diatomaceae ex Insulis Danicis Indiae occidentalis. Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 1(1): 1-39, pl. 1.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with a knob-like head or tip (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: priority for Nitzschia capitata (W.Smith) M.Peragallo, 1903. - (10 Mar 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Nitzschia capitata Østrup)
South-west Asia: India (Gupta & Das 2020).

Key references
Novais, M.H., Blanco, S., Morais, M., Hoffmann, L. & Ector, L. (2015). Catalogue of continental diatoms from Portugal, including the Archipelagos of Azores and Madeira: updated nomenclature, distribution and bibliography. In: Diatom Monographs (Witkowski, A., ed.). Vol. 17B. pp. 1-758. Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 22 January 2021 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 October 2021.

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