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Nitzschia fontifuga Cholnoky 1962

Publication details
Nitzschia fontifuga Cholnoky 1962: 54, figs 76, 77

Published in: Cholnoky, B.J. (1962). Beitráge zur Kenntnis der Südafrikanischen Diatomeenflora. III. Diatomeen aus der Kaap-Provinz. Revista de Biología 3(1): 1-80.

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 Nitzschia perindistincta Cholnoky

Type information
Type locality: Cape Province, S. Africa [Piketberg-Hopefield] (Index Nominum Algarum).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, 219 pls with 4504 figs.

Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Hamsher, S.E. & Saunders, G.W. (2014). A floristic survey of marine tube-forming diatoms reveals unexpected diversity and extensive co-habitation among genetic lines of the Berkeleya rutilans complex (Bacillariophyceae). European Journal of Phycology 49(1): 47-59.

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