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Nitzschia epiphytica O.Müller 1905

Publication details
Nitzschia epiphytica O.Müller 1905: 176, pl. II [2]: figs 17, 18

Published in: Müller, O. (1905). Bacillariaceen aus dem Nyassaland und einigen benachbarten Gebieten. III Folge, Naviculoideae-Naviculeae-Gomphoneminae-Gomphocymbellinae-Cymbellinae. Nitzschioideae-Nitzschieae.. (Engler's) Botanische Jahrbucher fur Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte, und Pflantengeographie 36(1/2): 137-206, 2 pl.

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: Lake Malawi [formerly Lake Nyassa], near Langenburg, Tanzania (Cocquyt et al. 2012: 127). Lectotype: Dr. Fülleborn; 17 August 1899; collected at a depth of 40-70 m . B slide B 40 0040726 (Cocquyt et al. 2012: 126, 127, fig. 6). Notes: SEM-stub B 40 0040738 (also at B). Since the original slides of N. epiphytica prepared by Müller are lost, new slides of this taxon were prepared for lectotypification from the original sample material available at B (Cocquyt et al. 2012).

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

Habitat notes
According to Müller (1905), mostly epiphytic on Aulacoseira nyassensis (O. Müller) Simonsen and sporadically free in the plankton (Cocquyt et al. 2012). - (25 Apr 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Description
Emended LM description and SEM description provided by Cocquyt et al. (2012: 129).

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Key references
Cocquyt, C., de Haan, M., Jahn, R. & Hinz, F. (2012). Nitzschia epiphytica, N. epiphyticoides and N. pseudoepiphytica (Bacillariophyta), three small diatoms from East and Central Africa. Phycologia 51(2): 126-134.

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References
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Cocquyt, C., de Haan, M., Jahn, R. & Hinz, F. (2012). Nitzschia epiphytica, N. epiphyticoides and N. pseudoepiphytica (Bacillariophyta), three small diatoms from East and Central Africa. Phycologia 51(2): 126-134.

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