Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Frustulia gondwana Lange-Bertalot & T.Beier

Frustulia gondwana


Frustulia rhomboides var. lacustris Maillard 1978

Type slide

Slide Oz-52 in Collection Lange-Bertalot (FR). Isotype slide NZ-171c and residual type sample NZ-171f in the collection of the Limnological Station, Technical University of Munich. Collected from Mahinapua Swamp, West Coast District, South Island, New Zealand.

Institution holding the type material


Known distribution

According to the original authors, the species is abundant in minerotrophic swamps in the western part of the South Island of New Zealand, but rare in ombrotrophic habitats. Also known from New Caledonia, Costa Rica, and Chile.


Referring to the ancient southern supercontinent.


Reproduction pending online publication of all relevant material, at the request of the publisher.


Images published online with kind permission of Herbarium Senckenbergianum Frankfurt.

Funding from TFBIS (Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System), administered by the New Zealand Department of Conservation, is gratefully acknowledged.


Beier T, Lange-Bertalot H 2007. A synopsis of cosmopolitan, rare and new Frustulia species (Bacillariophyceae) from ombrotrophic peat bogs and minerotrophic swamps in New Zealand. Nova Hedwigia 85: 73-91.